popularity package context on fedora

yersinia yersinia.spiros at gmail.com
Tue May 4 19:26:11 UTC 2010

On Tue, May 4, 2010 at 9:25 PM, devzero2000 <pinto.elia at gmail.com> wrote:

> 2010/5/4 Björn Persson <bjorn at xn--rombobjrn-67a.se>
> Thomas Janssen wrote:
>> > Well, i wouldn't call a software that counts serverside downloads of
>> > FOSS software and gives based on that downloads/installations, a
>> > popularity suggestion in packagekit, spyware.
>> > There's nothing at all that gets sent out of your box.
>> >
>> > Remind, i'm not speaking of exactly popcon. I spoke about something in
>> > the server, just counting the download/installation (not even unique
>> > installations via some hash or whatever) and a packagekit extension
>> > that shows the count or something like stars or whatever.
>> >
>> > So, it has to be on by default.
>> I'm sorry if I misunderstood you, but if you talked about download
>> statistics
>> then that was far from obvious. I got the impression that you talked about
>> the
>> same thing as "yersinia", and "yersinia" talked about Popcon.
> No. I have only post the question whether this feature, right or wrong as
> it can be, could be interesting in Fedora, as other distro have done
> elsewhere. Just to to hold a discussion, if there was interest in the
> functionality. I think it is better to open a debate  about a feature
> before seeing what is the best implementation for it, if exists at all or it
> is better to develop it from scratch.
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