On Tue, Oct 14, 2008 at 12:59 AM, "Martin v. Löwis" firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
OTHO you would lose an interesting info: how downloads evolve in time.
Users interested in that could produce that information themselves, though: they query the download stats once a day, and compute the first derivative.
For instance, knowing that 90% of the downloads of a given package where done by zc.buildout is interesting. IIRC, we cannot know it right now, and I could work on zc.buildout side for that, because it uses the setuptools user agent id
In principle, it would be fine with me to track that, as long as I don't need to preserve the the complete log files.
So would the stats file then be of the form
? (commas in the useragent replaced with semicolons)
sounds good, i'll write that down in the proposal as well
last points I can think of, that we have discussed at the sprint:
- are non open source licensed packages alllowed at PyPI ?
- wouldn't it make sense for open source package to force a sdist upload before any other kind of distribution (this is a feature claimed by many people in fact, as binary distribution obsfuscate things and make it hard to install if it's not the same version, and if it was not intended by the packager)