BSD stats project: what about packages?

Alexey Dokuchaev danfe at
Tue Sep 5 19:45:06 UTC 2006

On Tue, Sep 05, 2006 at 02:22:45PM -0500, Mark Linimon wrote:
> On Tue, Sep 05, 2006 at 12:53:03PM -0400, michael johnson wrote:
> > could also give you a good idea of whats popular.
> It does -- of the sample population of people that know about it.
> (fwiw, it also has a lot of stale entries, as people don't keep their
> lists up to date.)
> Of course, the _interesting_ question to ask is "what ports are unused
> by anybody", which neither of these sampling technologies will answer,
> unfortunately.

I think that having a port that is used by one (or even zero, but it
should not be broken/forbidden/etc.) person is probably OK.  What's not
OK is when such ports find their way into release CDs, while others
(like SDL) do not.


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