Getting popcon back in shape
lucas at lucas-nussbaum.net
Sun Jan 8 22:54:40 GMT 2006
On 06/01/06 at 20:12 +0100, Stefan Potyra wrote:
> Am Freitag 06 Januar 2006 19:16 schrieb Matt Zimmerman:
> > In general, popcon doesn't answer these questions as effectively for us as
> > it does for Debian, due to the fact that most users use the preselected
> > desktop environment. These packages dominate the results, and the variance
> > in the remaining packages doesn't seem very informative.
> Popcon statistics gave/give at least some hints, which *universe* packages to
> fix first. I remember we used that info for the list of FTBFS packages for
> breezy (which were more than we could handle).
I also use Debian's popcon results to sort the lists on
http://tiber.tauware.de/~lucas/versions/ . Of course, popcon has some
bias, but even with it, it is still very useful.
> Maybe some public announcement (planet/fridge?) of popcon might help to get
> more data.
The first thing to do would be to understand why popcon.ubuntu.com
hasn't been updated since June 6th (even if the submissions per
architecture graph seems to have been updated).
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