Provide a GUI option in the installer to enable popcon

Andrew Sayers andrew-ubuntu-devel at
Tue Jun 23 18:03:22 UTC 2009

Mackenzie Morgan wrote:
> On Tuesday 23 June 2009 1:36:21 pm Siegfried-Angel wrote:
>> If I remember correctly there is already such an option in the installer.
> I think he wants it to be more prominent, not hidden behind "advanced", that 
> way it gets more use.

I wasn't aware of the feature, so I'll stand corrected on that point :)

I'll change my original suggestion to "either the popularity contest 
should draw a statistically significant number of ordinary users, or it 
should be taken out of the default install".  Otherwise, it's just 
wasting space.

IMHO, the best solution would be to enable popcon by default in 
alpha/beta versions, and as Mackenzie says, make it more prominent for 
everyone else.

This could have a transformative effect on the development process with 
very little work, which I think is worth a single extra question for 
users.  Aside from anything else, the lack of flamewars would make this 
list far more productive.

	- Andrew

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