1 million downloads for One-Click Ruby Installer

by Curt Hibbs

The One-Click Ruby Installer for Windows had its one millionth download sometime last night (you can see the download total on the RubyForge front page)! After working hard for the past five years to promote the use of Ruby, this is a really satisfying milestone!

Take a look at this monthly download graph that starts around August 2004 and runs through the end of last month (ignore that temporary spike around May, I believe that is a bug in the RubyForge stats somehow related to the download mirrors):

You can see the rise in downloads from 3,200 a month in August 2004 to 60,000 a month in October 2006 (earlier stats from RubyForge are now longer available, but I think downloads in 2003 were a few hundred a month). Of course the dramatic rise in downloads coincides with Ruby on Rails phenomenon.


2006-11-14 17:10:33
Oh, it was probably ME :D. I downloaded it last night ;)
2006-11-15 00:02:33
in your last paragraph you say 60,0000 a month, I think it must be 60,000 a month
Curt Hibbs
2006-11-15 03:35:52
Oops... thanks, its fixed now!
Daniel Berger
2006-11-15 07:48:53
It's not one million downloads. It's one MEELION downloads. Now, put your inverted pinky near your mouth and gloat.

BTW, congrats!

- Dan

Joe Grossberg
2006-11-15 10:12:19
And the x-axis says "01" for every year, which makes it hard to read.
2006-11-15 16:21:24
Those are actually August 1st, September 1st, etc, not years.

Misleading nonetheless :)