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Re: changelog rotation...

> From: DJ Delorie <>
> Newsgroups: cygnus.gdb
> Date: 13 Jan 2001 12:48:22 -0500
> "Eli Zaretskii" <> writes:
> > > Really?  How would you compare the popularity of Win32 platforms to
> > > DOS for running GNU tools on?
> > 
> > I don't have any objective data to compare.  Perhaps DJ can contribute
> > some insight.
> The only data I have is that the web server claims about 1000 people a
> day access the zip-picker (the cgi that tells them what to download
> and how to install).

1000 per DAY??  Wow! that surprises even me...

> Here's one day's summary (last Thursday):
>     115	os=dos
>      11	os=dosemu
>      30	os=unix
>       9	os=win3x
>     356	os=win95
>     673	os=win98
>     188	os=winNT
> Note that only 95/98 support long file names in DOS, leaving 25% of
> all djgpp users with the 8.3 restriction.

I suspect that some of those registered under NT are actually using
Windows 2000, where long file names _are_ supported, since the
zip-picker doesn't distinguish between these two versions.

Anyway, I hoped that you might have some data about Cygwin downloads
as well, so that we could compare.

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