[aur-dev] Displaying stats from pkgstats

Ng Oon-Ee ngoonee at gmail.com
Sun Oct 3 08:24:05 EDT 2010

On Sun, 2010-10-03 at 08:04 -0400, Loui Chang wrote:
> On Sun 03 Oct 2010 12:54 +0200, Rémy Oudompheng wrote:
> > With pkgstats, we have some idea about what AUR packages are often
> > used [*]. I think it would be interesting to display usage statistics
> > in AUR, as it would be a good complement to the vote statistics. Are
> > we interested in such a feature, or do you think it is unnecessary due
> > to the existence of the vote feature ?
> > 
> > [*] https://www.archlinux.de/?page=PackageStatistics
> Well I pkgstats may compliment votes, but they really are different
> stats. Pkgstats include lots of packages that are not included in the
> AUR, and probably some that exist in other 3rd party repos.
> I think it's appropriate that pkgstats has its own home.
> I'm not exactly sure how you would want to incorporate them into the
> AUR. Discussion is always welcome though, so don't be afraid to share
> your ideas. Cheers.
I'm going to play devil's advocate here and just throw something
half-serious out.

If one of the key characteristics of Arch is that "Arch is what you make
it" doesn't pkgstats make a sort of 'oh, lots of people are using that,
maybe I should to' culture prevalent?

I understand the usage in deciding how dev time is allocated, but less
so with the AUR where the only (correct me if I'm wrong) use would be
for people to gauge the 'popularity' of a package.

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