[aur-general] How the "Popularity" value is being calculated for a package in the AUR4?

Hugo Osvaldo Barrera hugo at barrera.io
Sat Jun 20 00:26:11 UTC 2015

On 2015-06-12 10:01, Lukas Fleischer wrote:
> On Fri, 12 Jun 2015 at 09:43:00, G. Schlisio wrote:
> > > Lukas on aur-dev: "Popularity is the sum of all votes with each vote
> > > being weighted with a factor of 0.98 per day since its creation."
> > 
> > thats quite a fast wear-off, i think.
> > after a year, there is virtually nothing left (6e-4 only).
> > does this really meet the intention?
> > 
> Yes. The main purpose of the popularity field is to give very popular
> newcomers a chance to appear on the front page. Also, we don't care
> about packages that were very popular a year ago and are no longer used
> today. If a package is still interesting, it will continuously receive
> new votes such as is the case with yaourt.
> Regards,
> Lukas

Given how it's calculated, and the purpose it intends to serve, I believe the
proper word is "trending", not "popularity".

Hugo Osvaldo Barrera
A: Because we read from top to bottom, left to right.
Q: Why should I start my reply below the quoted text?
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