hans at stare.cz
Tue Jun 11 06:46:59 PDT 2013
On May 28 21:36:58, jonesc at hep.phy.cam.ac.uk wrote:
> On 28 May 2013, at 08:12 PM, Jean-François Caron <jfcaron at phas.ubc.ca> wrote:
> > While download statistics might not be a good system, I do concur that MacPorts very much would benefit from having a "discovery" mechanism by which users find out about useful ports. Searching is nice, but it's not discovery. Some kind of "top ports" list (however implemented) would be useful, imho.
> Personally, I fail to see how a 'top ports' list would tell me much. The ports i find essential are likely very different from others, so i don't see how using some sort of a list showing the most used ports would help me in any way in choosing new ones to install. Some ports likely have a low user base, but never less are critical to those that need them, such as more esoteric ports from the science section.
let's say it turns out people download firefox a lot.
> Maybe such a list might be of some limited interest to developers, so we know which ports are most used, and perhaps more usefully those without users, but beyond that i doubt such a list would tell us much or help users. What would help users i think would be to have a much better search/browsing interface, to allow them to browse available ports.
> > I do like the idea of opt-inable call-home reporting about which ports are installed. Even if a minority opts-in, it would be useful. Ubuntu does a similar thing IIRC. For non-end-users, it would also inform port maintainers about how many people depend on their work.
> > Jean-François
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