On 1/13/2019 10:19 AM, Zbigniew Jędrzejewski-Szmek wrote:
> On Sat, Jan 12, 2019 at 07:51:34PM +0100, Kevin Kofler wrote:
>> Stephen John Smoogen wrote:
>>> Side note, I was at a loss of what you were getting at. There were several
>>> ways it could be interpreted and has been used by people in the past to
>>> mean different things.
>> I think John's statement was pretty clear: The artificial distinction
>> between "Editions" and "Spins" needs to go away.
>>> The problem is that there is an inherent conflict of resources here. When
>>> we put everything on the download pages, everyone including the spin
>>> owners say it was too confusing.
> The issue of which spins/editions are promoted is orthogonal to the
> issue of counting. After all, counting just reflects the actual
> frequency of installations, not the reasons for it.
> But counting may provide a fresh look at this issue. We'll have much
> better data which spins/editions are used. If it turns out that KDE is
> more popular than previous statistics showed, or that KDE has a higher
> retention rate (the number of short-lived installations is low
> suggesting that users "like it if they see it"), this would be a
> strong argument to make the KDE spin more visible.
Relying on use-data here seems counter-intuitive. Shouldn't the decision
be made based on project first principles or community goals first, with
visibility and marketing effort being put in subsequent to that to meet
It is important for the community/project goals to align with what people actually want.