On Monday, 16 November 2015 at 15:20:51 UTC, Andrei Alexandrescu
There have been 1677 dmd downloads per day (net after
discounting Travis CI) on average over the past 28 days (i.e.
four weeks ending Sunday, November 15).
That's a new all-times high ever since we started measuring on
January 02, 2013. The previous record, 1630 average daily
downloads, was established in the four weeks ending November
Congratulations to everybody who contributed for making this
happen. The hardest part is ahead of us - increased attention
brings more scrutiny and demands. Professional execution,
stronger participation, and rallying behind our fundamental
goals are key to carrying the D language forward.
There might be a November-bias, hard to say from 2 data points,
I've been reading some very persuasive articles on popular
programming forums about D in the last 2 weeks. In particular,
Andrei's reply on Quora was very well written and highly quotable
and the thread of Reddit was well received too.
I'd say the current bump in downloads is probably a result of
this good press.