[aur-general] Proposed rules for packages entering [community]

Aaron Griffin aaronmgriffin at gmail.com
Wed Dec 3 16:23:42 EST 2008

On Wed, Dec 3, 2008 at 3:15 PM, Kristoffer Fossgård <kfs1 at online.no> wrote:
> Why is package popularity judged by votes anyway? I never vote. The
> reason i never vote is because i don't understand why package
> popularity can't simply be judged by download count. I know there's
> been some discussion of this topic earlier but as far as i can recall
> there were no convincing arguments against it. even if some moron
> decides to download his package more times to increase the chance of
> adoption(where would the motivation to do this be anyway? if he simply
> want's to get it in the pacman system for easier maintenance a simple
> guide to make your own repository and add it to pacman would remove
> this incurrence in 99% of cases) the TU's and Devs could still choose
> to not include the package in the repos. This could also largely be
> avoided by only counting i guess certain ip ranges(i'm not an expert on
> these things, but i DO know that counting downloads with some level of
> security is a common occurence on the net)

We have mirrors. Almost 100 of them. Feel free to contact them all,
have them write code to count downloads which then sends the stats to
us, and then we can implement this.

What you suggest is absolutely not feasible at all.

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