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Re: Padre and usage statistics

by moritz (Cardinal)
on Nov 13, 2008 at 07:39 UTC ( #723358=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Padre and usage statistics

Debian has the "Popularity contest" package (short popcon) that sends a mail once a week about which packages (including version information) are installed on the system (and I think also about which are used, but I'm not sure).

I'd like to have something similar for CPAN modules in general (I proposed it some times ago, and rafl wanted to give it a shot, but has found more interesting projects in the mean time).

It's the kind of information I'd happily provide, because it can be collected automatically, and doesn't reveal anything private about me.

I understand your desire for more data, but I'd be very reluctant to have it gathered and sent automatically. I'd answer a poll with this kind of questions to the best of my knowledge, but that's about it.

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Re^2: Padre and usage statistics
by szabgab (Priest) on Nov 13, 2008 at 07:53 UTC
    Thanks for the quick reply. I don't understand the distinction you make between CPAN module usage and which menu option are you using, especially if we are talking about providing it anonymously? (OK, I know with http your IP address might be recorded).

      You asked about statistics how often I use something. That's very different from the question if I use something at all.

      The former tells you something about my habits and my work flow, while the latter only tell you something about my choice of tools.

      I'm a bit picky about privacy, and don't want to disclose some information about me, not even anonymously. I don't like the notion of being profiled. The problem with detailed usage statistics is that I don't know how much you could do with them (because I never tried something like this myself).

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