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Re: The updates firehose

On Mon, 2007-06-11 at 08:31 -0400, Jesse Keating wrote:
> On Monday 11 June 2007 01:08:40 Bill Nottingham wrote:
> > So, this is something I'd *love* to have - some sort of stats on
> > how many people have installed package X; useful for doing checks
> > to see what should or shouldn't be on the DVDs, and so on. I know
> > the mugshot stats exist, but that's not the same.
> And how thrown off is this data by people who install Everything, or all in a 
> group but never use the data?  More important than 'how many people installed 
> package X' is perhaps "how many people installed package X that wasn't on the 
> media" and even more importantly "how many people launched package X and what 
> was X's deps?".

Debian's popcon[0] utility does almost exactly that. This would 
make a nice counterpart to smolt - where smolt tracks what hardware
people are using, popcon tracks what *software* they're using. It's all
proven, open-source stuff - adding this as a feature for F8 wouldn't be

On the other hand, I don't want to duplicate code. Since we're already
talking about more Mugshot-y stuff in F8[1], maybe it makes sense to
extend the Mugshot application info-gathering backend to work more like
popcon. Perhaps it would need to be split out from Mugshot so people who
don't care about Mugshot can still opt to collect and submit stats.



[0] http://popcon.debian.org/
[1] http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Releases/FeatureBigboard

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