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From:
H.Merijn Brand
Date:
April 28, 2008 10:54
Subject:
Re: A non-scientific survey Re: 5.6.x
Message ID:
20080428190312.0f8f72de@pc09.procura.nl
On Mon, 28 Apr 2008 09:20:30 -0700, "Jan Dubois" <jand@activestate.com>
wrote:

> On Mon, 28 Apr 2008, Jesse Vincent wrote:
> >>> Site configuration information for perl v5.6.2:
> >>
> >> 5.6. came out over 8 years ago.
> >>
> >> a: What's our policy on attempting to support it?
> >> b: What's the diplomatic answer to the bug report as a result of
> >>    that?
> >
> > Would any list member who is still using Perl 5.6 in production please
> > speak up?
> 
> I don't have updated numbers, but for the period of January-May 2007
> there have been an average of 1000 Perl 5.6 and 4500 Perl 5.8 downloads
> per day of the Windows binaries from the ActiveState download servers.
> The relative percentage was the same for Linux and Solaris, but with
> lower absolute numbers.
> 
> I only got those numbers because the Komodo group was doing some
> download stat analysis, so it isn't trivial for me to get more up-to-
> date numbers (and they may not be representative for people trying
> to compile Perl themselves anyways).

For my HP-UX ports, for all versions (I don't have 5.6 ports there):

           5.005  5.8.6  5.8.0  5.8.3  5.8.8  5.8.2  5.8.1  5.8.7  5.8.4  5.8.5 5.10.0
Jan 2003       -      -     71      -      -      -      -      -      -      -      -
Feb 2003       -      -     80      -      -      -      -      -      -      -      -
Mar 2003       -      -    174      -      -      -      -      -      -      -      -
Apr 2003       -      -    249      -      -      -      -      -      -      -      -
May 2003       -      -    273      -      -      -      -      -      -      -      -
Jun 2003       -      -    263      -      -      -      -      -      -      -      -
Jul 2003       -      -    229      -      -      -      -      -      -      -      -
Aug 2003       -      -    400      -      -      -      -      -      -      -      -
Sep 2003       -      -    408      -      -      -     27      -      -      -      -
Oct 2003       -      -     78      -      -      -    273      -      -      -      -
Nov 2003       -      -     63      -      -     62    217      -      -      -      -
Dec 2003       -      -     30      -      -    122     27      -      -      -      -
Jan 2004       -      -     85     81      -     39     28      -      -      -      -
Feb 2004       -      -    122    237      -    106    220      -      -      -      -
Mar 2004       -      -     60    304      -    131    156      -      -      -      -
Apr 2004       -      -     81    256      -    105    100      -     60      -      -
May 2004       -      -      -     50      -     13     15      -     89      -      -
Jun 2004       -      -     13     26      -     18     19      -     32      -      -
Jul 2004       -      -     18     30      -     11     22      -     45      -      -
Aug 2004       -      -      -      4      -      3      3      -      4      -      -
Oct 2004       -      -      -      -      -      -      -      -      -     12      -
Jan 2005       -     11      -      -      -      -      -      -      -      -      -
Mar 2005       -     20      -      -      -      -      -      -      -      -      -
Apr 2005       -     18      -      -      -      -      -      -      -      -      -
May 2005       -     11      -      -      -      -      -      -      -      -      -
Jun 2005       -      -      -      -      -      -      -     42      -      -      -
Jul 2005       1     15     32     29      -      7     21     27      6      8      -
Aug 2005       2     94     66     54      -     26     69     80     24     37      -
Sep 2005       4     50     59     31      -     24     58     81     41     37      -
Oct 2005       3     81     66     48      -     31     75     69    100     73      -
Nov 2005       4     95     90     48      -     37     89    134     49     44      -
Dec 2005      12    133     66     71      -     75    120     93     60     60      -
Jan 2006      11     82     94     55      -     48    115     84     50     58      -
Feb 2006       5    110     87     55     81     49    119     83     49     48      -
Mar 2006      10    135    193     52    162     50    161     57     49     56      -
Apr 2006       2     37    182     24    208     35     84     31     17     26      -
May 2006       7     83    141     50     97     59    109     44     54     42      -
Jun 2006      14    100    134     47     87     70    120     66     78     41      -
Jul 2006      18    126     90     86    107    108    187     79     93     89      -
Aug 2006       9     96    122     57    106     90    135     61     57     61      -
Sep 2006       6     54    152     29     56     69    167     56     32     63      -
Oct 2006       5     86    161     26     41     44     68     27     18     38      -
Nov 2006       6     71     56     55     63     70     69     57     33     33      -
Dec 2006       4     64     84     41    122     63    113     41     40     46      -
Jan 2007       3     52     63     21    527     63     44     43     19     27      -
Feb 2007       3     64    281     18    110     41     42     30     18     21      -
Mar 2007       7    108    264     63    181     82    119     54     53     60      -
Apr 2007       2     71    111     29    262     46     35     29     18     20      -
May 2007       6     42    289    114    109    169    156     29     28     22      -
Jun 2007       2     99     35     23    117     30    154    134     10     12      -
Jul 2007       2     42     49    126    252    257    182     28    119    147      -
Aug 2007       4     25    117    128    113     37    110    154     10     10      -
Sep 2007       9    156     89     63    160    132    107     77    148     20      -
Oct 2007       4     84     24     33     90     21     32     17     50     31      -
Nov 2007       5     18     19     11     56     52     21     12     10      8      -
Dec 2007       2     24     30     14    206     34     25    111     12     17      -
Jan 2008       3     40     62     24    115     85     52     29     35     52      3
Feb 2008       5    123     46     35     79     88     56     64     31     32     80
Mar 2008      25    195    139    248    287    224    496    199    262    285    170
Apr 2008      10     65     58    142    228     52    113     49     79     36     28

-- 
H.Merijn Brand         Amsterdam Perl Mongers (http://amsterdam.pm.org/)
using & porting perl 5.6.2, 5.8.x, 5.10.x  on HP-UX 10.20, 11.00, 11.11,
& 11.23, SuSE 10.1 & 10.2, AIX 5.2, and Cygwin.       http://qa.perl.org
http://mirrors.develooper.com/hpux/            http://www.test-smoke.org
                        http://www.goldmark.org/jeff/stupid-disclaimers/

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