From: Eric Niebler (eric_at_[hidden])
Date: 2006-06-12 02:35:37
Rene Rivera wrote:
> Andy Little wrote:
>> Yesterday the download figures for Boost Vault/Physical Quantities
>> Units/pqs_3_1_1.zip stood at about 280 or so. Today they stand at 4. (and BTW a
>> larger margin for the release notes).
>> Something similar seems to have happened to Asger Mangaards pimpl_ptr library
>> where the number of downloads seems to have gone from 1500(?) or so to 2.
>> No other libraries in the Vault seem to have been so affected.
>> It means that the downloads figures, which must help potential users to gauge
>> popularity, health, performance etc of libraries in the Vault, ( and for which
>> there is even a league table), gives an entirely false impression.
>> What's going on?
> No real clue :-( Only possibility is that the count file got corrupted
> by simultaneous updates and the count file got recreated.
> Pointers to better file vault software appreciated ;-)
I've seen this happen time and again. xpressive's download stats have
dropped to zero on numerous occasions, and it seems to have happened again.
I can't recommend any better file vault software, but I suggest we stop
tracking the download counts and remove the "top downloads" page until
the numbers can be made reliable. As they are, the download counters are
meaningless and misleading.
-- Eric Niebler Boost Consulting www.boost-consulting.com
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