How many users does Fedora have?

Alec Leamas leamas.alec at
Tue Dec 2 11:46:48 UTC 2014

On 02/12/14 03:46, Ben Cotton wrote:
> That's not to say that there aren't useful questions that could be
> answered, but so far they haven't been asked. I think if you start
> with the right question, it will be easier to find a route to the
> answer.

Hm... and backtracking this another step, an even more basic issue is 
"why would one ask these question(s)?"

I started with the need for packagers to get some feedback, the feeling 
that there are users out there using my work. Although trivial,  this is 
still essential for me. Rahul adds the negative feedback that my package 
is actively removed (don't want that).

Matthew have indicated the same need on the product level in bz 1156007. 
Reading Rahul: shouldn't spins  be treated the same way as products?

Another thing is understanding what sw is used which not is part of 
Fedora's repos - this is basically an argument to package it. This 
applies to "foreign" repos like COPR/rpmfusion but perhaps also to 
unpackaged sw in some cases e. g., chrome.

Reading Rahul, we also see the opportunity to understand how well our 
update process works so we can improve it over time. I don't fully 
understand this.

So, a revised/enhanced/even worse set of questions:

- How many users have installed product X/spin Y?
- How many users have installed package X?
- How many users have actively removed package X?
- What packages are installed from non-Fedora repos?
- Count on non-packaged specific applications.
- How often are updates performed? Which packages are excluded?
- How often is package X updated from updates-testing?

This seems not only like a logical ordering but also to outline some 



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