User Reviews In Synaptic?

Jan Claeys lists at
Wed Dec 27 18:02:10 UTC 2006

Op dinsdag 26-12-2006 om 16:42 uur [tijdzone -0800], schreef Constantine
> It seems that this doesn't work very well. From looking at the data,
> 1200 machines are reporting installations, and of those 1200 only 37
> used gdm in the last 30 days and only 42 used firefox in the last 30
> days? And only 120 used dpkg? In fact, it appears that only 120 of the
> 1200 computers were used at all in the last 30 days.
> Is there some explanation for why the votes seem so strange? 

I think it counts the number of times a program is started, and if
that's true then programs that crash often or have to be restarted often
because of serious memory leaks get an advantage...  ;-)

Another problem with this way of counting is that some programs prefer
using multiple documents in the same proces, while other similar
programs prefer starting a new proces for every document.  The last
category will possibly get higher in the statistics...

Jan Claeys

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