package download stats?

Robert Collins
Thu Sep 18 19:30:00 GMT 2003

On Fri, 2003-09-19 at 03:18, Christopher Faylor wrote:

> I'm all for adding this to setup but we'll have to wait for Robert to come
> online to see his take on this.

I'm not all that interested, though I will review patches for impact on
setup. Clean design etc etc needed.

It doesn't feel like setup is a good fit:
1) setup isn't the only thing installing cygwin apps's.
2) CD, disconnected installs, rsync copies of mirrors will all throw
this out.

however, the concepts used by popularity contest, - an explicit package
to activate the behaviour, anonymous stats on what packages are
installed (and logging more detail to enhance a hypothetical cygwin
populatiry contest makes a lot of sense for setup).

And there is definately a privacy issue - what about non public
packages. They would show up ...


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