[aur-general] pkgstats and unused [community] packages

Loui Chang louipc.ist at gmail.com
Mon Oct 25 23:07:21 EDT 2010

> On Mon, Oct 25, 2010 at 10:38 PM, Loui Chang <louipc.ist at gmail.com> wrote:
> > On Mon 25 Oct 2010 19:46 +0200, Xyne wrote:
> > >
> > > Not all users submit stats so unless Arch installs spyware on
> > > everyone's system or pools download stats from the mirrors, those
> > > states are not sufficient to motivate removals.
> >
> > Well, I've argued in the past that if not enough users care enough to
> > give feedback to the developers about what they care about in the
> > distro, either through votes, or pkgstats, or some other way then it's
> > not something that the devs should have to worry about.

On Mon 25 Oct 2010 22:35 -0400, Kaiting Chen wrote:
> Can you vote on packages in community? Also wouldn't it make more sense to
> pull the usage data from the download servers?

You can no longer vote on community packages. Pulling usage data from
the mirrors would be pretty tricky. I remembered it being discussed
either on the bug tracker or mailing list. The only option in this case
is pkgstats. I think it would be great to have voting for official
packages though.

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