Wednesday, 21 December 2011

Movgrab Popularity at 400

Movgrab's freshmeat (they're changing their name to 'freecode' but you'd know them as freshmeat if you know them at all) popularity rating has passed the '400' mark. I would like to say that it's smashed through this barrier, but as it's just managed to struggle to 400.13, and will probably drop back below 400 soon, well, I can't really say that.

I've no idea what this number really means, but I think 400 means 'quite popular'. Movgrab is now included in a few linux distributions, like Puppy linux, Arch linux and maybe Debian (someone did contact me asking me to make a change to allow it to be included in the debian build process).

One person has even written a nice-looking frontend to movgrab, I think this frontend comes as part of puppy linux.

You wouldn't think it from the feedback I've had though, despite setting up an email account for people to contact me with bug reports etc, very, very few people have done so. If you're one of those who did (you know who you are) then thanks very much, some of the bug reports I got were things that I'd never have known about it people hadn't taken the time to report them.

Now it's time to get some other projects finished and uploaded!