[aur-general] Package voting alternatives

Alexander Lam lambchop468 at gmail.com
Sat Dec 26 23:28:44 EST 2009

Although I know that personally, I forget to vote often, there is a flaw
with counting downloads:
I try out a lot of packages and if they don't fit my needs, I don't want my
vote/download counted.

On Sat, Dec 26, 2009 at 11:00 PM, Sebastian Nowicki <sebnow at gmail.com>wrote:

> Hi,
> I believe this was discussed on aur-dev some years ago, but it seems that
> discussion was lost (no longer in archives). I'd like to bring up the
> subject again. What do you think the best way to indicate package popularity
> is? The two main ideas were votes (the current implementation) and a
> download counter. I can't really recall which one was preferred.
> The issue has been raised because we're deciding which to use in "AUR2", as
> a patch has been submitted to implement votes.
> I'd like to know if voting works, how effective it is, and how much
> significance it has on a TU's decision to put a package into community.
> Basically whether it's "broken" and needs to be "fixed" or if it's fine the
> way it is.
> P.S. I didn't send this to aur-dev as it doesn't really concern the
> developers. It's an end-user feature, and mostly a feature for TUs, so I
> posted here.

Alexander Lam

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