[maemo-users] App downloads stats (was Re: chinook)

From: Fred Chittenden drfredc at drfredc.com
Date: Tue Oct 23 18:42:59 EEST 2007
On Tue, 23 Oct 2007 08:47:49 +0300
Quim Gil <quim.gil at nokia.com> wrote:

> On Mon, 2007-10-22 at 15:40 +0400, ext Mikhail Sobolev wrote:
> > The main FBReader author would happily make FBReader available from
> > the extras repository.  The main reason why it's not there yet is
> > the lack of way to see how many installations are happening from
> > it. :)  The download numbers somehow help to prioritize
> > checking/testing for various platforms.
> Good point. Please follow 
> Downloads statistics in extras repository
> http://bugs.maemo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=2155
> Also, the new http://downloads.maemo.org will show downloads count as
> well originated from people clicking those big green install arrows.
> btw, there have been conversations about implementing in the future a
> popularity-contest like feature. Users would accept (or not) to share
> information about the software they have installed and this would help
> us identifying the areas where there is more interest/activity, and
> what are the most popular third part applications. This feature is
> common in Debian, Ubuntu and other GNU/Linux distributions.
This would help.  However there's situations where it can mislead.
For example, it  might allow  lots of unmeasured desire for some
sort of office suite to persist in favor of development focused on
relatively minor stuff of high download popularity.  

Always Fred Chittenden, DDS
drfredc at drfredc.com

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