Somewhere on Sunday evening, we passed the 3-million-downloads barrier for Sunbird and Lightning downloads in total. That’s an increase of nearly 600,000 total downloads since we started the download counting exercise on September 12, 2007 nearly three months ago.
At the moment we have 1,784,000 unique Sunbird downloads and 1,221,000 unique Lightning downloads. Sunbird has been around longer than Lightning, so the lead is to be expected. These numbers do not incorporate the downloads of people who updated Lightning via addons.mozilla.org or via the automatic update service in Sunbird.
Some additional information:
- Sunbird 0.3 is still the most popular release with 596,000 total downloads
- Sunbird 0.3.1 comes second with 494,000 downloads
- Sunbird 0.5 is hard on the heels of 0.3.1 with 474,000 total downloads
- Sunbird 0.7 has been downloaded 193,000 times since its release five weeks ago. Furthermore 137,000 installations of Sunbird 0.5 have been updated to 0.7, so the total numbers of Sunbird 0.7 downloads is at 330,000 at the moment.
We currently do not have any information about the number of different Lightning releases in the wild.
Let me use the opportunity to say “Thank you” to all our users and supporters. We couldn’t have done this without you. We hope to bring you a great 0.8 release soon (hopefully with even more downloads).