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[openFATE 305877] Popularity contest
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  • Date: Wed, 11 Aug 2010 19:19:39 +0200 (CEST)
  • Message-id: <feature-305877-29@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Feature changed by: jpxviii jpxviii (jpxviii)
Feature #305877, revision 29
Title: Popularity contest

+ Hackweek V: Unconfirmed
+ Priority
+ Requester: Important

openSUSE-11.2: Rejected by Stephan Kulow (coolo)
reject date: 2009-09-07 13:57:05
reject reason: No update, too late for 11.2 - and for the future I
would rather see it integrated into smolt
Priority
Requester: Important
Projectmanager: Desirable

openSUSE-11.3: Unconfirmed
Priority
Requester: Desirable

openSUSE-11.4: Unconfirmed
Priority
Requester: Desirable

Requested by: Vladimir Nadvornik (nadvornik)
Developer: (Novell)

Description:
We need a feedback about packages that are preferred by users and
actively used. Debian already has a tool named Popularity contest
(popcon)
* reusing popcon will give us results that are directly comparable with
Debian and Ubuntu
* packagers team can take care of the package
* we need a configuration dialog in YaST that is visible enough
* we need a server infrastructure on opensuse.org. (There are certain
privacy issues, see Debian FAQ for details)


References:

http://en.opensuse.org/BrainStorming_Prague#We_don.27t_know_which_packages_users_really_use.2Fhave_installed
http://popcon.debian.org/FAQ http://popcon.debian.org/
http://popcon.ubuntu.com/

Discussion:
#1: Michal Vyskocil (mvyskocil) (2009-02-20 12:56:06)
The pupularity-contest executable is a simple Perl script, which should
be ported to rpm (replacing of dpkg calls by appropiate rpm alternative
should be enough).

#2: Pavol Rusnak (prusnak) (2009-03-11 15:53:13) (reply to #1)
Replacing of dpkg calls with rpm is a no-go, because of the
transactions in RPM. I started to work on a rewrite, will post results
soon ...

#3: Marek Stopka (m4r3k) (2009-03-13 09:28:08) (reply to #2)
And here is a result... :-)
http://stick.gk2.sk/blog/2009/03/popcorn-popularity-contest-for-rpm/

#4: Jay Mistry (zmdmw52) (2009-03-15 15:36:25)
The software equivalent of Smolts Hardware profiler. Results can be
uploaded to a dedicated website (such as is for Smolts-
http://www.smolts.org/), so that users can see the relative
weight/popularity of various commonly-used applications.

#7: Carlos Gonçalves (cgoncalves) (2009-07-25 19:03:58) (reply to #4)
There is a GSOC project
(http://socghop.appspot.com/student_project/show/google/gsoc2009/gentoo/t124022356371)
which is addressing this (Smolt) feature to Gentoo, though the author
has been coding this aswell to Debian-based distros and more recently
considering RPM distros too.
I've been working with him on the client integration since I'm its
author, and from my side all I can say is that Smolt sooner or later
will be addressing this feature, too, but won't be ready in time for
openSUSE 11.2 since feature/version freeze is next week (July 31).

#5: T. J. Brumfield (enderandrew) (2009-06-13 21:16:54)
During install, there can be a simple checkbox such as "Share
hardware/software details with openSUSE servers for profiling."

#6: Stephan Kulow (coolo) (2009-06-24 11:29:15)
first we need the package in and someone to maintain the server or
contact debian if they host other distros too.



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