[Catalog-sig] download statistics / naming

Richard Jones richardjones at optushome.com.au
Thu Mar 31 02:49:20 CEST 2005


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On Thu, 31 Mar 2005 08:29 am, holger krekel wrote:
> i am wondering if there are download statistics
> for packages downloaded through PyPI?

I guess we could use the apache logs for this - though we won't catch FTP 
accesses.


> If not, then it would be a great feature IMHO.

I agree.


> P.S.: On the naming front, i actually like the suggestion
>       of PYCAN a lot. It has a number of useful connotations
>       like CPAN, can of snakes, the prefix PY signalling python
>       stuff, and the statement "Python is able to" etc.pp.

Yeah, I just can't shake off the "me too"-ness of the "..AN" part. Ho hum. I 
also kinda like the idea of an obscure, and hence memorable name. Shtoom - 
now that's memorable (or is it only memorable because it's a friend's 
project?) Shrubbery would be memorable, I think. It's long though.


>       Whatever name you choose, i recommend to fix it ASAP.
>       I have just written an article for a 50000 readers
>       magazine (about Pycon) which is going to have
>       PyPI mentioned and i expect the mindshare for the
>       project to increase in general due to the new
>       facilities ...

What's the actual deadline for this?


    Richard

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