Date: 27-07-05 12:12
Ephraim F. Moya wrote:
> The very first thing I saw when I first started using FreeBSD
> was the sheer number of ports available. If you look for any
> particular program you often get as many as 25 listings. There
> is no way of evaluating them. With this in mind I suggest:
> 1) Count the number of times any particular port is downloaded
> and post that number.
FreshPorts has no access to this information. You don't "download" a port. Usually, you cvsup. FreshPorts has nothing to download.
> 2) Count the number of times a particular port description is
> read and post that number.
> These two numbers would go a long way to help choose between
> many similar sounding ports. These two numbers are available at
> Sourceforge and are VERY helpful.
How important is popularity?