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reply Joakim <dlang joakim.fea.st> writes:
Downloads from dlang.org, which doesn't include outside distro 
packages like Arch or FreeBSD, have now jumped an order of 
magnitude over the last five years:

http://erdani.com/d/downloads.daily.png

Congrats to all those who kept their head down grinding away on 
code, including the enlightening technical debates in this forum, 
as opposed to all the armchair strategists opining "What D really 
needs is..." but not submitting any pull requests (I partake in 
such strategizing too, but I have also contributed PRs to further 
the mobile effort, for example).

Ldc has seen similar gains, look at the increased downloads over 
the last two years:

http://www.somsubhra.com/github-release-stats/?username=ldc-developers&repository=ldc

Here's to the next order of magnitude jump!
Aug 18
parent reply TooHuman <michae toohuman.io> writes:
On Friday, 18 August 2017 at 12:59:07 UTC, Joakim wrote:
 Downloads from dlang.org, which doesn't include outside distro 
 packages like Arch or FreeBSD, have now jumped an order of 
 magnitude over the last five years:

 http://erdani.com/d/downloads.daily.png

 Congrats to all those who kept their head down grinding away on 
 code, including the enlightening technical debates in this 
 forum, as opposed to all the armchair strategists opining "What 
 D really needs is..." but not submitting any pull requests (I 
 partake in such strategizing too, but I have also contributed 
 PRs to further the mobile effort, for example).

 Ldc has seen similar gains, look at the increased downloads 
 over the last two years:

 http://www.somsubhra.com/github-release-stats/?username=ldc-developers&repository=ldc

 Here's to the next order of magnitude jump!
Would I be right in guessing that the huge spike earlier in the month/July was Netflix's announcement of using D for their NN library? If so this is a big indication of how important even the smallest amount of publicity can be.
Aug 20
parent Joakim <dlang joakim.fea.st> writes:
On Monday, 21 August 2017 at 04:39:11 UTC, TooHuman wrote:
 On Friday, 18 August 2017 at 12:59:07 UTC, Joakim wrote:
 Downloads from dlang.org, which doesn't include outside distro 
 packages like Arch or FreeBSD, have now jumped an order of 
 magnitude over the last five years:

 http://erdani.com/d/downloads.daily.png

 Congrats to all those who kept their head down grinding away 
 on code, including the enlightening technical debates in this 
 forum, as opposed to all the armchair strategists opining 
 "What D really needs is..." but not submitting any pull 
 requests (I partake in such strategizing too, but I have also 
 contributed PRs to further the mobile effort, for example).

 Ldc has seen similar gains, look at the increased downloads 
 over the last two years:

 http://www.somsubhra.com/github-release-stats/?username=ldc-developers&repository=ldc

 Here's to the next order of magnitude jump!
Would I be right in guessing that the huge spike earlier in the month/July was Netflix's announcement of using D for their NN library? If so this is a big indication of how important even the smallest amount of publicity can be.
No, the spike took off in June/July, but Netflix didn't announce till the beginning of August. If anything, that library announcement coincided with the current dip back down, now that the chart was just updated. I'm guessing people were just trying D out during their summer break, maybe driven by all the posts on the D blog that have gotten some attention.
Aug 20