[jitsi-users] Recommending Jitsi + download stats?


#1

Hi there!

I´m very pleased with Jitsi and recommending it to everyone I know,
and on mailing lists, including to Fedora users.

I´ve also been mentioning it on Twitter since the Skype acquisition by
Microsoft.
So if you saw a spike in downloads, I´m the one to blame. :wink:

But I went to the download page and there´s no stats. It would be
great to boost developers´ morale and also to entice newcomers to
download it if the download page displays something like "x people
downloaded Jitsi today!".
"xx total downloads this month"
"xyz downloads since we started counting."

Try Jitsi! [download links below]

You know, a little _marketing_ :slight_smile:

I´d also like to suggest doing a button for web pages and blogs,
recommending Jitsi. I could quickly do one with the Jitsi logo from
the About box...

I hope you like these ideas. And thanks for this great software.

FC


#2

On that note... I saw this a while back. http://itmanagement.earthweb.com/osrc/article.php/3933586/Does-Microsofts-Skype-Purchase-Hurt-the-Linux-Desktop.htm Some good press, but also some good comments. Addressing those...

I am using Jitsi in production at my company. Many non-technical people are using it as their only phone in the office, connecting to our Asterisk server. It is stable. Can we have a stable branch yet? :slight_smile: About the only question I get is "Why do I have to update the phone every day?" It is worse than Adobe. :slight_smile: I think this is the biggest reason for the "unfinished" perception.

As far as features go, none of my users are missing anything... Yes, there are things we may want to add, but for the average person, there is everything they need and more.

Promotions... Blogs are nice. The website is very nice, but I would prominently add every platform supported and (Fully Cross Platform) with a blink tag. :slight_smile: This is what people are afraid Microsoft will kill from Skype. Lastly, PR. If anyone calls the project, forward me as a business reference and "success story." We use it at a company getting a lot of press lately, TerraCycle. Jitsi - It's not just for Geeks.

             Lee

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On 05/18/2011 08:49 AM, Fernando Cassia wrote:

Hi there!

I´m very pleased with Jitsi and recommending it to everyone I know,
and on mailing lists, including to Fedora users.


#3

Hey again,

На 18.05.11 14:49, Fernando Cassia написа:

Hi there!

I´m very pleased with Jitsi and recommending it to everyone I know,
and on mailing lists, including to Fedora users.

I´ve also been mentioning it on Twitter since the Skype acquisition by
Microsoft.
So if you saw a spike in downloads, I´m the one to blame. :wink:

Awesome! "Spreading the word" is one thing that we (the core dev team)
are not that good at and any help in that regard is greatly appreciated.

But I went to the download page and there´s no stats. It would be
great to boost developers´ morale and also to entice newcomers to
download it if the download page displays something like "x people
downloaded Jitsi today!".

The statistics that we get from the download server come in a rather
crude shape and it's hard to turn them into a meaningful and reliably
counter.

We'd be happy to relay them to anyone who's interested in processing
them though so gives a shout if you'd like to give them a try.

Cheers,
Emil

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"xx total downloads this month"
"xyz downloads since we started counting."

Try Jitsi! [download links below]

You know, a little _marketing_ :slight_smile:

I´d also like to suggest doing a button for web pages and blogs,
recommending Jitsi. I could quickly do one with the Jitsi logo from
the About box...

I hope you like these ideas. And thanks for this great software.

FC


#4

I agree a stable branch that does not update on a daily basis is long overdue.

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On Wed, May 18, 2011 at 7:16 PM, Lee Sharp <leesharp@hal-pc.org> wrote:

Can we have a stable branch yet?


#5

I agree that daily updates are an annoyance. Maybe you could add a
preference by default to "query for updates every: [ ] Month [ ] Two
Weeks [ ] Weekly" with a final option "[ ] Daily (Developers only)".
It should default to monthly updates, and show this dialog at install
time.

In any case "stable branch" is meaningless in these days. Just look at
what Chrome does (downloading new releases seamlessly without telling
the user, and installing updates in the background, so when you
restart it you always have the latest version).

Also remember one of the mantras in the FOSS world: "release early
release often"

I think madding a dialog to let the user choose update frequency is a
good middle ground between the google approach and annoying users.

BTW: nobody answered my main comment: adding a downloads counter on
the jitsi page...

FC

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On Wed, May 18, 2011 at 15:53, Lyubomir Marinov <lubo@jitsi.org> wrote:

I agree a stable branch that does not update on a daily basis is long overdue.


#6

Hey folks,

На 19.05.11 04:32, Fernando Cassia написа:

I agree a stable branch that does not update on a daily basis is long overdue.

I agree that daily updates are an annoyance. Maybe you could add a
preference by default to "query for updates every: [ ] Month [ ] Two
Weeks [ ] Weekly" with a final option "[ ] Daily (Developers only)".
It should default to monthly updates, and show this dialog at install
time.

The stable branch that we have in mind would simply represent a build
line that only issues new builds about once a month or so. The advantage
to simply allowing users to rarify updates would be that those builds
would go through basic sanity checks and that we'd still be able to push
updates if we need to fix broken stuff or security issues.

In any case "stable branch" is meaningless in these days. Just look at
what Chrome does (downloading new releases seamlessly without telling
the user, and installing updates in the background, so when you
restart it you always have the latest version).

That would also be nice indeed. Care to open a feature request about
transparent updates that are activated upon restarting? No promises as
to when that would happen though.

Also remember one of the mantras in the FOSS world: "release early
release often"

Well I am inclined to think that once a month still satisfies that.
Besides, we'll make sure that users can easily switch back to the
development branch if they choose to.

Cheers,
Emil

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On Wed, May 18, 2011 at 15:53, Lyubomir Marinov <lubo@jitsi.org> wrote:

I think madding a dialog to let the user choose update frequency is a
good middle ground between the google approach and annoying users.

BTW: nobody answered my main comment: adding a downloads counter on
the jitsi page...

FC