popularity package context on fedora

Matthias Clasen mclasen at redhat.com
Mon May 3 22:08:08 UTC 2010

On Mon, 2010-05-03 at 13:32 -0800, Jeff Spaleta wrote:

> The popularity application idea would be a compelling user
> benefit..but popcon as constructed really doesn't integrate well
> enough to give users useful "popular" application suggestions in a way
> that makes sense.  We'd need something that integrates with PackageKit
> to relay suggestions.  I suggest you read up on the now defunct
> mugshot idea that Red Hat/ Gnome developers implemented as a
> proof-of-concept of how to provide a popular suggestions idea.  What
> mugshot did is directly comparable to what you want to do.

gnome-shell actually still collects app usage data in ~/.gnome2/shell
(somewhat similar to what mugshot did), but it does nothing in
particular with the data atm. And there is no popcon-esque framework to
collect this data in a central place. 

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