Continuing in the vein of statistics about Drupal here is a review of some interesting facts about Drupal module, theme, translation, and core downloads:
The top 5 downloads for 4.6:
It appears that the xtemplate5.x problem is rather common for our users.
Top 10 modules for 4.7:
It appears people continue to love WYSIWYG, and photos.
Downloads by tag:
To me this indicates that module/theme maintainers need to do a better
job of branching their modules especially when combined with the
Downloads by file type for CVS tag:
Drupal core cvs was downloaded only 1316 times - my guess is that most
development/testing checkouts are done via cvs and not recorded in
these stats. But to have such a disparity between cvs core downloads
and cvs module/theme downloads makes me believe that many module
maintainers are either not properly branching their code, or have set
cvs as the default download leading to mistaken downloads, or
something else not great.
Most popular themes for 4.7:
This strong bias towards the beginning of the alphabet could be a
coincidence, or it could be that people just try them out in order and
slowly stop trying.
Compared to the data from July:
So, 4.6 downloads are lower by half while 4.7 downloads are higher by
rate of 7%/month. Which would mean downloads in June 2007 would be
almost 70,000 if growth continues at the same rate.
There were also some situations I found where directories in CVS
contributions weren't downloaded a single time in October. Since it
felt mean to point these out, I placed them into the Drupal for Evil
Finally, there were 303 people who couldn't help themselves and
downloaded the amazingly useless new Microsummary module: