I’m looking at the mirror statistics, and in addition to the general positive upward trend, I noticed something interesting. Rawhide was, relatively speaking, at its peak in the early days — up to about 2010. From there, it slowly declines to almost nothing by 2012, and has stayed flat like that … until this last year, where there’s a lot more of it. It’s still small as a fraction, but definitely growing:
Here’s a zoom-in on the last couple of years:
You can see that it’s more than a fluke – usage is definitely up.
This is still using the “old” mirror IP counting system; I haven’t done this for DNF Better Counting yet, but that’s my next little project. I’m definitely curious what percentage of these are long-running systems and which are ephemeral test or build systems.