Upgrade metrics

Paulo Santos paulo.banon at googlemail.com
Fri Jun 15 16:29:49 UTC 2007

Wouldnt a small popup like the advise of new updates be usefull for smoltGui

Something like:
- "New survey is available"
- you click in it, do the survey and send it with the profile, it would also
be nice to have a checkbox to disable the announcements.


On 6/15/07, Mike McGrath <mmcgrath at redhat.com> wrote:
> Christopher Blizzard wrote:
> > On Fri, 2007-06-15 at 08:54 -0500, Mike McGrath wrote:
> >
> >> The problem with the smolt numbers is that anyone doing kickstarts,
> >> installing via runlevel 3, yum upgrades or anaconda upgrades will
> >> never
> >> get prompted to enable smolt and there are privacy concerns just
> >> enabling it by default.  So I think the only way we can do it is
> >> start
> >> to seed people now, get the word out about smolt, and start
> >> monitoring
> >> upgrades from F7 to F8 and so on.
> >>
> >>
> >
> > What happens in the case that the network stuff isn't up when smolt runs
> > during startup?  Did it end up being able to wait for the network and
> > queue it for later?  I'm a little surprised that the number of units
> > that we have is as small as it is, and how few of them are laptops.  Or
> > maybe it's just that our support for laptops is so bad that no one is
> > bothering anymore. :)
> >
> It keeps trying as best as it can until network comes up.  If all that
> fails (say a reboot is required before network comes up) the monthly
> smolt checkin will start up and we'll get them a month after they
> install.  The monthly checkin will also let us do queries on 'active'
> users say people that have submitted in the last 6 months or 12 months.
> > Would be nice to move smolt out of just the firstboot and do some user
> > surveys as well, but I guess we haven't speced that out and haven't had
> > time to do the work to make that happen.
> >
> Well we do have smoltGui available and we're working on adding a rating
> system for the entire profile as well as individual devices.  The
> question is how to get people to run it.
>     -Mike
>     -Mike
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