Jenkins BuildMonitor - 20000 Downloads Later

Yesterday, Jenkins BuildMonitor Firefox Add-on surpassed 20,000 downloads. I uploaded the first version on June 8th, 2008, so that’s almost 3 years ago, and there have been 26 releases since.

On average, there are about 2500-2700 active daily users on weekdays. That became the basis of my release mantra: “Let’s not piss 2500 people off.”

The top locales are en-US, de, en-GB, fr, ja, pl. We’ve got en, fr, and ja locales covered https://github.com/jenkinsci/firefox-extension-buildmonitor/tree/master/src/main/resources/firefox/chrome/locale. Any German or Polish translator around? please feel free to submit a pull request.

While the top operating systems are Windows, Linux, Darwin, Solaris, FreeBSD.

And as you know, this add-on is now named Jenkins BuildMonitor, though in practice it should still work with both Jenkins and Hudson just fine. As for the project management, I’m staying with the original Hudson – now Jenkins – community, source code on GitHub, mailing list on Google Groups, etc.

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