4 years in 6 minutes

Another post about looking back and what has happened. This time i can probably show you something nice.

Userbase is in its fourth year, and maybe you want to see what has droven it in the past, how did it grow and who has influenced it most.

So here is a codeswarm video about userbase contributions from the last 4 years, in about 6 minutes. You might want to watch it, it is more surprising than you might think now.

(Direct link: http://vimeo.com/56486573)

For those regular contributors to userbase, can you spot your name? Or can you spot a certain event that has influenced your amount of edits?

I can at least give a hint. The explosion in around mid 2010 happened when we introduced the awesome translate extension for mediawiki. Which also gave me a hard time rendering this video, considering the amount of translations coming in… 😉

But enough about this, have fun finding your name. And more importantly, wishing you a happy new year and a lot of nice things to happen.

Recap 2012

July 7 2009 Extravaganza - Prediction = TrueFor last year‘s words belong to last year‘s language and next year’s words await another voice.
T.S. Eliot

That time of the year again. A time for a recap, to look back and also to look forward.

Let’s start with looking back for a while. What has happened in the last year in the landscape of KDE’s web. Some might remember my post about the Top Ten of KDE’s most viewed websites. Has it changed? What numbers can be shown? Here it is.

(Note: This list includes the domains that are under sysadmins control and have the webstats enabled.)

Rank Domain Unique visitors/month Total 2012 Bandwidth Last year’s rank
#1 http://www.kde.org 269650 3.235.809 2832.46 GB #1 ()
#2 http://forum.kde.org 147341 1.768.088 432.79 GB #2 ()
#3 http://docs.kde.org 113985 1.367.814 811.44 GB #6 (+3 )
#4 http://userbase.kde.org 105088 1.261.058 541.58 GB #3 (-1 )
#5 http://techbase.kde.org 57060 684.717 206.03 GB #5 ()
#6 http://dot.kde.org 48577 582.929 178.70 GB #4 (-2 )
#7 http://edu.kde.org 29529 354.350 490.34 GB #9 (+2 )
#8 http://blogs.kde.org 28607 343.288 50.31 GB #8 ()
#9 http://community.kde.org 27619 331.425 64.13 GB #10 (+1 )
#10 http://planetkde.org 27528 330.337 887.33 GB #6 (-3 )

The list is sorted by the total unique visits. But some interesting remarks:

  • This year we introduced acceleration through Incapsula (many many thanks to them) for our high traffic sites. That includes the wikis, the forum, the dot. So the real numbers for them might be higher than shown here. Tom Albers will provide numbers for this as well.
  • Even though this is the top ten, i’d like to mention some other domains as well.
    • This year Calligra was also moved under sysadmin’s control. And they already show up at #11, even as they show up in our stats since April.
    • The next 2 domains following very close are: windows.kde.org and konqueror.kde.org. This shows the high interest in windows builds. But also, the only domain for a single app so close to the top ten, our very own webbrowser. Very impressive.

Overall, a nice year with nice numbers. Some of our websites have been revamped, moved and improved.

But that doesn’t stop us from taking it even further. The new year will introduce some interesting new changes as well, the list of things we want to do is not finished yet.

Following will a post with a video that shows how contribution to a wiki might look. Stay tuned!

photo by: Pilottage