Here's one I made earlier...
I think it would be good for the community to have some idea of the install base for applications. So I wrote a very quick and dirty way for people to submit their installed package list.
Try it with the following (will clobber anything called pop in /usr/bin):
wget http://www.timwise.co.uk/om/pop/pop.tar.gz tar -C / pop.tar.gz
then submit your package list with
You can view submissions at http://www.timwise.co.uk/om/pop/submissions/
The code is at http://github.com/timabell/popularity improvements would be welcome, as would inclusion in the various distros. Perhaps if it works out this could be hosted by the various distro servers.
see also http://popcon.debian.org/
First analysed data (only 5 sumbissions so far): http://www.timwise.co.uk/om/pop/summary20100410.txt
- uniqueid for machine / install / user (optional)
- automated submissions (connectivity detection)
- automated analysis
- inclusion in shr feeds
- prompt whether to participate when shr first run
- move data collection to official server