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

Aaron Griffin aaronmgriffin at gmail.com
Wed Dec 3 16:58:03 EST 2008

On Wed, Dec 3, 2008 at 3:40 PM, w9ya <w9ya at qrparci.net> wrote:
> On Wed, Dec 3, 2008 at 2:23 PM, Aaron Griffin <aaronmgriffin at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>> 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.
> Quite frankly Aaron, this attitude is not helpful to your case at all. And
> it leads to worse as we have seen between you and me as of late. No one
> likes to be rebutted in such a manner.
> Yes, it is NOT feasible, BUT you can **choose** to say this nicely or
> coarsely.

Kristoffer, I apologize if this sounded harsh, as Mr Finch seemed to
interpret it. I did not mean it as such - I meant to say that you were
overlooking the fact that we do not have full control over our mirrors
and can only track downloads from one out of *many* servers.

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