Bug 446836 - FutureFeature package popularity, and user rating request
FutureFeature package popularity, and user rating request
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: distribution (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Bill Nottingham
Bill Nottingham
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Reported: 2008-05-16 08:00 EDT by Pedro Bezunartea
Modified: 2014-03-16 23:14 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2009-07-14 12:04:59 EDT
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Description Pedro Bezunartea 2008-05-16 08:00:42 EDT
Description of the request:
It'd be very nice if we could have a popularity, and even more user-oriented
aspects available for every package. Very similar to ubuntu's popularity meter,
but better.

I'm sure that getting the information about how many different users install a
certain package is not very difficult to do today. We only need something like
smolt to send information about the installed software, and show it somehow
using yum. But I'm taking about a user-rating system that would allow users to
rate every package in their machine, depending on the hardware. This way a
certain package might get different ratings that disagree with their popularity.

I think this information would be very useful fto users in general, and
specially useful to developers, who will be able to check why a certain package
doesn't work in certain hardware, and even cross that information with bugzilla.

This information should be available through the "Add/Remove Software"
application. The popularity and user rating could appear as a 5 stars based
system (or 0-100 even better), and then the user could enter his or her rating,
by right-cliking on the package for example. This information would then update
the smolt profile.

The only problem I see from the implementation point of view, is that you need
some kind of central registry where all the ratings would be stored, and be
updated every time the smolt update occured... but I'm pretty sure somebody will
come up with a distributed way of addressing this issue.
Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2008-06-12 15:42:14 EDT
Realistically, this should tie into something like the mugshot data.
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Comment 3 Pedro Bezunartea 2009-06-10 06:39:36 EDT
Will this "feature request" be transferred to next releases?
Comment 4 Bug Zapper 2009-07-14 12:04:59 EDT
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