User Reviews In Synaptic?

Sebastian Heinlein glatzor at
Tue Dec 26 09:32:46 UTC 2006

On Mo, 2006-12-25 at 20:53 +0100, Ernst Persson wrote:
> The popularity system is really broken. :-)
> Perhaps it could be fixed but I really don't know how...
> Right now, all Ubuntu default apps have 4, some apps have 3, most
> Kubuntu apps have 2, and then the rest have 1. 
> Take Inkscape for example, 17:th best rated on GnomeFiles with a score
> of 9.05, has popularity 1 in Ubuntu.
> Not everyone needs a vector graphics tool, but people who does think
> it's great.
> So the problem is that everyone rates all programs by either having
> them installed or not. 
> Voting would instead let people who have tried something give a vote,
> and that would be meaningful!
> /Ernst

If you search for vector in gnome-app-install, Inkscape will be the
first hit. 

Popularity contenst also takes into account how often an app was used.
Apps that are installed but never used don't get a high rating.


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