[Python-Dev] RFC: Backport ssl.MemoryBIO and ssl.SSLObject to Python 2.7

Cory Benfield cory at lukasa.co.uk
Thu Jun 1 12:35:43 EDT 2017

> On 1 Jun 2017, at 17:14, Chris Angelico <rosuav at gmail.com> wrote:
> Do you have figures for how many people use pip on Windows vs Linux vs Mac OS?

I have figures for the download numbers, which are an awkward proxy because most people don’t CI on Windows and macOS, but they’re the best we have. Linux has approximately 20x the download numbers of either Windows or macOS, and both Windows and macOS are pretty close together. These numbers are a bit confounded due to the fact that 1/4 of Linux’s downloads are made up of systems that don’t report their platform, so the actual ratio could be anywhere from about 25:1 to 3:1 in favour of Linux for either Windows or macOS. All of this is based on the downloads made in the last month.

Again, an enormous number of these downloads are going to be CI downloads which overwhelmingly favour Linux systems.

For some extra perspective, the next highest platform by download count is FreeBSD, with 0.04% of the downloads of Linux.



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