Am 01.12.2014 um 12:26 schrieb Alec Leamas:
While we're on it (in the form "how many devs do we
hard/impossible/unsuitable would it be to get a usable estimate on the #
of users, per package?
Here are so many problems, technical, policy, resources, (others?). That
said, feedback in the form "How many users uses/installs my package"
would IMHO be a great input for any packager. It would be the difference
between dropping the package in a black hole vs getting a message back
from the community.
Lets face it: I envy those who can measure the usage from a download
counter or so. Can we have something similar?
no - you have no clue which mirror was used without explicit tracking in
YUM/DNF and given the noise about the recent Firefox changes you won't
even consider seriously tracking inside the distribution
additionally downloads are meaningless - many setups with more than one
machine have their local mirrors and a download can be 1, 10 or 50