[aur-general] Package voting alternatives
sebnow at gmail.com
Mon Dec 28 04:54:14 EST 2009
On 28/12/2009, at 5:40 PM, Ray Rashif wrote:
> 2009/12/28 Philipp Überbacher <hollunder at lavabit.com>:
>> For package A there might be two releases per year, for package B 15.
>> For package C there might be only one update per upstream release,
>> package D there might be 5.
> The math will take care of that :)
In all seriousness, it would to an extent. Votes could be made more
significant than downloads, and downloads could be time-scaled more
severely than votes, etc. The downloads of a frequently updated
package as opposed to an infrequently updated package can be
normalized. It is a very good point though. The question is, would
this system be more accurate than plain votes, and would it be worth
There will never ever be a flawless algorithm, we just need one that's
the most suitable. Perhaps I'm over-complicating things and a voting
system is enough. After all TUs make the final decision about which
packages get into community.
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