On Mon, 2010-05-03 at 13:32 -0800, Jeff Spaleta wrote:
The popularity application idea would be a compelling user
benefit..but popcon as constructed really doesn't integrate well
enough to give users useful "popular" application suggestions in a way
that makes sense. We'd need something that integrates with PackageKit
to relay suggestions. I suggest you read up on the now defunct
mugshot idea that Red Hat/ Gnome developers implemented as a
proof-of-concept of how to provide a popular suggestions idea. What
mugshot did is directly comparable to what you want to do.
gnome-shell actually still collects app usage data in ~/.gnome2/shell
(somewhat similar to what mugshot did), but it does nothing in
particular with the data atm. And there is no popcon-esque framework to
collect this data in a central place.