[Top][All Lists]

[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

Re: [Tinycc-devel] Number of downloads

From: Rob Landley
Subject: Re: [Tinycc-devel] Number of downloads
Date: Tue, 10 Oct 2006 19:43:50 -0400
User-agent: KMail/1.9.1

On Tuesday 10 October 2006 9:07 am, Laurens Simonis wrote:
> Hi,
> since I've had the windows binaries on my site, I had never actually
> looked to the downloadnumbers. Accidentely, I ran into them today.
> Turns out that it gets downloaded quite often! Between October 1st, 05:30
> and October 8th, 02:49, I got 375 downloads. That's about 1200 a month, by
> a quick guess. Perhaps someday, I'll look in to the stats more carefully.
> So I guess the support for win32 should not be dropped just yet :)

I'm just talking about what I'm interested in.  I'm not maintaining the tcc, 
I'm just putting up my own repository (easy to do with Mercurial), collecting 
some patches lying around, and taking a poke at the bits that interest me.

As for Windows, in addition to the lack of interest I don't even have a 
windows test environment.  I not only don't do windows, I've never done 
windows.  I went from Dos to Desqview to OS/2 to Java to Linux.  (There was 
some messing with Sun workstations in there too.)

My exposure to Windows has largely involved playing things like "World of 
Warcraft" and "Starsiege" on providing tech support for friends.  (I once 
spent an evening determining why a friend's Windows was booting into "safe 
mode".  She'd deleted an obscure font referenced by one of the help pages, so 
the help system was refusing to come up, so the desktop wouldn't come up.  
BRILLIANT.  Did I mention how clever it was to have a diagnostic mode where 
the diagnostic tools won't run?  It took hours to figure this out because 
finding where Windows keeps boot logs was not easy.)

I suppose I could try to get it to run under Wine.  I'm unlikely to put much 
effort into this any time soon, though...

However, if somebody _else_ wants to maintain Windows support and wants to use 
my tree as a base, I can try not to get in their way.  I would like it all to 
fit nicely in a subdirectory, though, and not pollute the rest of the project 
with #ifdefs and render the makefile outright unreadable, as is currently the 

"Perfection is reached, not when there is no longer anything to add, but when 
there is no longer anything to take away." - Antoine de Saint-Exupery

reply via email to

[Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread]