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Re: Request for download stats on release

From: Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
Cc: "Marc G(dot) Fournier" <scrappy(at)postgresql(dot)org>,Peter Eisentraut <peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net>, Josh Berkus <josh(at)agliodbs(dot)com>,Dave Page <dpage(at)vale-housing(dot)co(dot)uk>,PostgreSQL www <pgsql-www(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Request for download stats on release
Date: 2004-08-12 03:28:59
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The issue is how hard is it to get the information, and how useful is it
to us.  It is pretty hard to get, and if we knew a number, what would we
do with it that would help PostgreSQL?  Not much, I think.


Tom Lane wrote:
> "Marc G. Fournier" <scrappy(at)postgresql(dot)org> writes:
> > Maybe have an extension on initdb so that if run from a terminal, it 
> > prompts the installer for whether they want to send in a simple email 
> > letting us know its being used ... ?
> I think this is a bad idea.  People will find it invasive of their
> privacy, and even with it we'd still have no idea of real usage counts,
> considering how many people would opt out --- or never see the prompt
> in the first place, because they're using an RPM or .deb installation
> that's going to run initdb non-interactively.
> We used to have a request to send email in the message that got printed
> by 'make install'.  How many people responded to that?  Darn few that
> I can recall.
> 			regards, tom lane
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