package download stats?

Robert Collins
Thu Sep 18 19:24:00 GMT 2003

On Fri, 2003-09-19 at 00:56, Igor Pechtchanski wrote:

> FWIW, every setup run makes an http connection to (to get the
> mirror list).  

Not anymore. It will take it from cache if it can.

> 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...

And don't forget offline installs, CD's etc. See my other email for a

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