[Slackbuilds-users] packages up for grab

Rob McGee rob0 at slackbuilds.org
Tue May 13 12:46:10 UTC 2014

On Tue, May 13, 2014 at 08:06:40AM -0300, Jim Diamond wrote:
> On Tue, May 13, 2014 at 07:39 (+0200), emmel wrote:
> > Oddly the first time I learn anyone cares for my packages is
> > when I'm dropping them...
> Maybe the web site should track how many times a slackbuild is 
> downloaded.

Interesting idea, but I am not sure the data would be useful.

For example: sbopkg: pulls in the whole thing. Even if like me, you 
only ever use a handful of packages from slackbuilds.org, you have 
ALL the scripts.

Maybe a better set of statistics would be to implement this on the 
sbopkg side: have sbopkg phone home somewhere for every package 
successfully built.

That is unSlackwarian, the idea of software which phones home, but 
surely they would have it as an opt-in feature default to "no".

> (And at the end of every month, it could send a virtual pat on
> the back containing the d/l stats to each of the maintainers ;-)
> Of course, as someone who doesn't work on the web site, that's
> easy for me to say.

    Rob McGee - /dev/rob0 - rob0 at slackbuilds.org

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