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Re: HAMMER installed base

From: "Bradley D. Thornton" <Bradley@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sat, 1 Aug 2009 02:28:57 -0700

Hi Daniel,

Where are you at right now in your port of Hammer to Linux?

I'm working with a few people on a project to use Hammer on Slackware and 
would like to prevent duplicating the invention of the wheel where it can be 

We're hoping to find source that's ready to be packaged up that we can make 
available for the new Slackware 13 release which is imminent.

"Daniel Lorch" <daniel.lorch@epfl.ch> wrote in message 
> Hello,
> Has anyone got a rough estimate on the number of users for DragonFly BSD
> (and HAMMER, for that matter)? And by `user', I am thinking of the
> number of distinct installations (virtual or not). I would like to make
> a compelling argument on my motivation to port HAMMER to Linux.
> There has been some effort to quantify the user base of open source
> projects [1], but I don't whether it is directly applicable to DragonFly
> BSD (and would probably require quite some work).
> Even for Linux I have found it hard to find exact numbers.
> Counter.li.org [2] estimates 29 million users (desktop and servers), IDC
> thinks there were about 2.8 million Linux servers in 2008 (also
> considering `free' distributions).
> Finally, BBSpot [4] finds that the number of Linux distributions has
> surpassed the number of users :)
> [1]
> http://www.slideshare.net/AniKarenina/heartbeat-measuring-active-user-base-and-potential-user-interest
> [2] http://counter.li.org/estimates.php
> [3]
> http://www.linuxfoundation.org/sites/main/files/publications/Linux_in_New_Economy.pdf
> [4] http://www.bbspot.com/News/2000/4/linux_distros.html
> Cheers,
> Daniel 

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