How accurate are these numbers? I know I've downloaded the XFCE spin at least 8 times from different computers on different networks and that counter hasn't even gone up by 1. The torrent reports just under 600 for the "downloaded" count as well.

On Mon, Oct 29, 2012 at 4:13 PM, Matthew Miller <> wrote:
On Mon, Oct 29, 2012 at 05:02:17PM -0400, Jiri Eischmann wrote:
> I think the time to discuss if a spin is needed or not hasn't come yet.
> Now, the primary goal should be to get all the tool in Fedora. When that's
> done, they should probably go for a package group to give users an easy
> way to install those tools. And then if the initiative gets a traction and
> attracts a lot of people I don't see a reason why they can't have a spin.

I think it's not really a matter of "can't have". It's a matter of "maybe
not the best use of energy". Take a look at the numbers for the top spins
this release, over on the right column of this page:

I don't think this is because KDE or XFCE aren't popular among Fedora users.
People just don't get the via spins. And that's even more true for
non-desktop spins.

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