As promised, we’ve analyzed the past three months worth of direct client connections (i.e. via Eclipse, TortoiseCVS, WinCVS, our secure command line client, etc.) and have confirmed the pattern that we believed was emerging.
The ratio of web connections vs. direct client connections is about 1:6 – for every web connection, we have approximately six direct connections. This illustrates that the majority of our members use direct clients. The web interface is great, no doubt, but developers
really want their source control and other secondary tools to be available inside their IDE.
And we’ve been accomodating that since we introduced direct client support four years ago.