package download stats?

Igor Pechtchanski
Thu Sep 18 14:56:00 GMT 2003

On Thu, 18 Sep 2003, Christopher Faylor wrote:

> On Thu, Sep 18, 2003 at 04:43:00PM +0200, Lapo Luchini wrote:
> >As a mere curiosity: would be possible to nkow how many times the
> >packages are downloaded? (maybe grepping ftp/http logs)
> >
> >OK.. don't listen to me: of course the logs are on the mirrors =P
> I would love to know the answer to this, though.
> It would be nice (tm) if setup.exe could record download stats
> somewhere.  But, then maybe that's a violation of privacy somehow.
> cgf

FWIW, every setup run makes an http connection to (to get the
mirror list).  We could also have setup connect *after* the download
(completely optionally, of course), and report the mirrors used plus some
statistics (OS, packages downloaded, etc -- nothing more revealing than
would be in the browser HTTP headers or the cygcheck output).  We could
have a prominent page asking whether the user allows this (yeah, yeah,
like we need yet another page in the setup sequence).  Just a wild idea...
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