GIMP# historyFebruary 23, 2007 at 11:17 am | Posted in GIMP | 6 Comments
In the graph below you can see the download history for GIMP#. I registered the project on SourceForge in August 2004. Two months later I released the first version which resulted in a huge stir in the GIMP community: a whopping 47 downloads 😉
2005 was also a quiet year with between 50 and 100 downloads per month. Things started to change in 2006 when Massimo Perga joined the project and contributed a win32 installer for GIMP#. You can see a steady increase in downloads from 100 at the begin of 2006 to about 400 in December. This year started very well with 500+ downloads per month.
Now what do these numbers actually mean? The first 14 months were very quiet in terms of number of downloads, even though quite a number of releases were made. Mostly because I didn’t pay much attention to promoting GIMP#. This never bothered me much because I had just fun coding on this little project. 2006 marked a change. I guess there are three reasons for that. I already mentioned that the win32 version was created. Secondly I started this blog on January 2006 and it pretty soon got picked up by a few blog aggregators. And finally I started posting on the GIMP Talk forums. Obvious conclusion : exposure really helps to make a project more succesful.
This year I will of course continue on improving GIMP#. One of the goals is to release 1.0 which will be released as soon as GIMP 2.4 is available. And I’m pretty confident that by the end of the year we will hit the 1000+ downloads mark 🙂