On Thu, Dec 4, 2008 at 10:27 AM, Drew Frank <ajfrank(a)ics.uci.edu> wrote:
> On Thu, Dec 4, 2008 at 10:23 AM, Aaron Griffin <aaronmgriffin(a)gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Thu, Dec 4, 2008 at 12:20 PM, Drew Frank <goodgrue(a)archlinux.us> wrote:
>>> I do this all the time as well. One possible solution: if an "I use
>>> this!" message were sent to the stat-tracking server automatically
>>> from pacman upon installing a package, it would not be much of an
>>> extension to send a "Oops, not anymore" message when it is
>>> uninstalled. Thoughts?
>> That's (a) a breach of privacy and (b) something that would never get
>> integrated into pacman.
>> The pkgstats server doesn't keep track of user info. THe old archstats
>> did, but we have proven time and time again that no one ever uses
>> archstats.... we've had it for ages, have you ever used it?
> Nope, I've never heard of archstats =p. Maybe it could be integrated
> into yaourt, if not pacman. I know aurvote already is, but perhaps it
> could be just made automated unless a user specifically opts-out.
> Also, maybe anonymous usage info could be allowed from those users who
> don't have AUR accounts. It could be treated differently (as less
> reliable) but would probably be better than nothing. Would that
> address the breach of privacy issue?
Also, if my ideas are so off-base as to just be a waste of time, feel
free to tell me so =)...I certainly don't want to make this process
any harder for you all than it already is.