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Linux4.TV Website Launch Exceeds All Expectations
Open-source website for advanced set-top box development is popular destination
September 10, 2001 When Linux4.TV launched on August 22, 2001,
set-top box developers around the world embraced the website as a premiere destination
for serious set-top box development based on open-source software and open standards.
Popular Website - Even before the site officially opened, traffic was
flooding in from websites such as Yahoo,
Slashdot, LinuxDevices.com, Tom's Hardware,
and a multitude of others. By the end of the first day, more than 10,000 developers
from more than 60 countries had flocked to the site to take advantage of the
online resources, to download software and documentation, and to register as
The latest website statistics for Linux4.TV confirm the site's popularity with
visitor traffic from 74 countries resulting in over 22,000 unique user sessions.
More than 175 software developers and organizations have registered to participate
in open-source set-top box development. In total, over 14,000 unique visitors
have downloaded almost 10,000 copies of open-source projects and associated
Overwhelming Response Due to overwhelming initial response and
the larger than expected numbers of registered developers, the supply of development
boards and reference platforms was quickly depleted. Plans are already in motion
to manufacture more systems... and the development of a new, lower-cost development
board is underway and scheduled for availability in the early part of 2002.
Future Expansion Based on early visitor feedback, the site no
longer requires visitors to register to access documentation and open-source
projects. Ongoing feedback to the Linux4.TV website team has been essential
in setting the schedule of website enhancements, which visitors to the website
will see in the weeks and months ahead.
In the near future, expect to see more robust source code support, including
a CVS repository, bug-tracking system, task assignments, patch postings, and
other refinements to the projects portion of the website. Hundreds of new documents
and open-source projects related to set-top boxes will be posted, and links
to new online resources will appear. Enhanced mailing lists, discussion forums,
and online technical engineering support are also part of the Linux4.TV expansion
The open-source developer community is already rallying around Linux4.TV, which
promises to become one of the greatest online resources for the development
of Linux-based interactive TV's and set-top boxes. Please "stay tuned."
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