Joshua Root jmr at macports.org
Fri May 30 05:30:46 PDT 2008

Rainer Müller wrote:
> Another topic: Some time ago we had the idea to generate usage 
> statistics by counting distfiles downloads from the macports distfiles 
> mirror. If we still want to do this, we would have to add the macports 
> distfiles mirror at the top of the list, so everybody tries that first. 
> But this would make this shiny new ping sort feature useless. What is 
> more important for use? Probably faster downloads or pseudo usage 
> statistics?

We'll still get a (geographically-biased) sample from 
distfiles.macports.org with mirror sorting enabled. At the very least 
we'll get lower bounds for the overall download numbers.

Besides, the stats will get better once again when we start distributing 
binaries, right? ;-)

- Josh

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