as I think about numbers of users within the forum passing the 20.000 range & having a look on the downloads of Arducopter I was wondering how big our flight population actually is. Are these numbers which I'm seeing here actually downloads via the website or does a download via APM does also count in the download rate? If there are just around 2000 people flying around with 2.5.4 - this sounds for me like a quite small number. I guess these are separate values but just want to make sure.
Mission Planner pulls the code from a different section, so it is not counted.
What you are seeing (2000) is possibly the number of people able to download *and* compile on their own. Pretty impressive if that is the case.
I'm sure there's more than 20 users of the forum.