I am going to share with you some numbers from old Super Grub Disk, new Super Grub2 Disk and older forges.
- Thanks to a friend who hosted the web server around 2006, 2007 I setup a tiki-wiki page and counted the downloads on adrian15.raulete.net. : 53,166 downloads. This was Super Grub Disk probably when I still did not use variables but pre-made constants in many many grub files.
- Spanish Junta de Extremadura setup a forge specially aimed at Linex project. Thank you forjamari people once again! I joined them around 2008. No GRUB2 was widely available so this is still Super Grub Disk : 1,603,685 downloads.
- Then there was a time when Super Grub Disk was self hosted and with four more mirrors. I remember Benjamin and a French guy. Sorry I cannot thank you all properly.
- Finally I found Berlios where there are both Super Grub Disk and Super Grub2 Disk downloads: 1,504,207 .
So if we sum up downloads for both Super Grub Disk and Super Grub2 Disk we get: 504,739 + 53,166 + 1,603,685 + 1,504,207 =
It’s difficult to compute a most exact figure. Downloads from when Super Grub Disk had mirrors need to be added. Torrent downloads also. Third party file download site dowloads, et caetera. I let you, the current Super Grub(2) Disk and Rescatux user to imagine it.
Hopefully some years into the future we can see a similar figure for Rescatux 😉 .
You might be interested in reading the Super Grub Disk is outdated post and also the last Super Grub2 Disk release: Super Grub2 Disk 2.00s2 where I thank the current Super Grub2 Disk collaborators and developers whom I almost forgot to thank in this article.