Provide a GUI option in the installer to enable popcon

Caroline Ford at
Tue Jun 23 18:08:35 UTC 2009

2009/6/23 Andrew Sayers <andrew-ubuntu-devel at>:
> 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.

Only if you think that the alpha and betatesting community are
representative of the wider user base, which they are unlikely to be.


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