Jos Poortvliet <jos(a)opensuse.org> writes:
On 2011-07-13 Bruno wrote:
The default home page of all browsers on opensuse
points to a very
> simple url, like opensuse.org/home
> That page is so usefull that almost all users will appreciate it.
> For example, it just consists of a very plain and simple
> search bar (like this well-known one: http://www.google.de/firefox/
> Or, maybe even better, it simply offers a number of search engines,
> and it will, based on a cookie, from here on replace itself with that
> search engine --- or even a blank page (about:blank).
> Even if the idea seems nice, it has lots of limits.
> Firstly you will never see my browser here, that will not be my
> homepage :-) Nor for the openSUSE I install.
When you start the browser for the very first time, for a new install,
it will have this homepage.
And the homepage will suggest which homepage to use in the future (see
below), and it will use redirection to get you to that home page from
there on, whenever you start the browser.
So it will capture a lot for a lot of peoplke (except for you ;).
> Next you get a cookie, but it's totally false
assumption that the
> desktop is installed how would you differentiate livecd with new
> cookie each time, or desktop installed and then replace by another
> distribution by the end user ?
You mean lifecd *without* a local, persistent home? That one has a
number of interesting statistics problems anyhow :) even if you use
/var/lib/zypp/AnonymousUniqueId, those are a challenge.
> How accurate will be your stats based on biased
What do you mean by "biased sources"?
I also wonder - is this more accurate than counting
the visits of a
system to download.opensuse.org? I thought we had a reasonably accurate
way of distinguising systems there?
Yes, we have statistics counting updates on d.o.o, using
/var/lib/zypp/AnonymousUniqueId These count the number of machines,
However those do not count the number of desktop logins, which is
different. i.e. How many people do really use openSUSE on a regular
basis as their desktop? Do we mainly have a server operating system
with few desktop users? Or is there a large share of regular desktop
users out there?
Not every system uses firefox (servers don't,
lots of chromium, opera
and other users out there).
Oh, the mention of ff was just a random example. This will work for all
browsers we ship ourselves. This is about a default landing page for
_any_ openSUSE provided browser.
I do like the idea of having a nice custom homepage
for firefox so in
that regard I'm all for it. And, following manu, I can only ask if
anyone here or on the artist list (CC'ed) might be interested in making
such a standard homepage?
I think it should be very simple design, just a number of large buttons
Welcome to openSUSE.
Please choose a default browser homepage:
search google search bing
search yahoo use facebook
blank page customize other
something along such lines:
We then store that selection in the cookie and each future browser start
goes like this:
fetch the cookie
redirect to the cookie target
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