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Written by Nick Heer.

Goodbye Mint, Goodbye Fever

Shaun Inman:

As of today I’m officially suspending sales and support of Mint and Fever. But! As self-hosted software, absolutely nothing changes and you can continue using both Mint and Fever as you were yesterday.

Mint remains one of the lightest and most user-respecting analytics packages around. The default installation basically lets an administrator see how many people accessed their site over different time periods, and how they — in aggregate — got there. That’s about it, and that’s why I’ve continued to use Mint despite it clearly being at end-of-life status for the past two years.1 Thankfully, as Inman didn’t build Mint on a subscription-based software-as-a-service model, my copies of it will continue to work just fine.

  1. There wasn’t a single tweet from Inman about Mint between him announcing that it turned nine and him announcing that it had turned ten↩︎