[aur-general] Official discussion period - Rules governing packages entering [community]

Drew Frank goodgrue at archlinux.us
Tue Dec 2 20:09:39 EST 2008

Not to sound like a broken record, but I think it's still unclear what
1% usage from pkgstats (or 10 AUR votes) actually means in terms of
true package usage.  I didn't know pkgstats existed until recently,
and I suspect there are many other Arch users who still don't.  I am
speculating, but it may be that a 1% usage rating from pkgstats really
means "popular with power users" rather than "popular in general".
Also, there may be some packages that have 0% usage on pkgstats
(and/or 0 votes) but enjoy relatively high actual usage among users
who don't know about voting or pkgstats -- probably some easy-to-use
GUI applications that the more hardcore crowd would never touch, but
the casual crowd depends on.

Even if it is determined that the statistics are skewed as I suggest
they might be, they still might be deemed useful.  This goes back to
the purpose of the [community] repo; maybe it's just not important to
cater to the needs of those who don't invest the time to find out
about voting and pkgstats, but I think that's a decision that should
be made explicitly rather than just assumed.


On Tue, Dec 2, 2008 at 4:30 PM, Geoffroy Carrier
<geoffroy.carrier at koon.fr> wrote:
> On Wed, Dec 3, 2008 at 00:39, Allan McRae <allan at archlinux.org> wrote:
>> * Only "popular" packages may enter the repo, as defined by 1% usage from
>> pkgstats or 10 votes on the AUR.
> We really gotta make pkgstats results official, or at least provide the URL:
> FIY, it's http://www.archlinux.de/?page=PackageStatistics
> It just took me ages to find it again :)
> --
> Geoffroy Carrier

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