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.