Subject: Re: [boost] Boost new library policy
From: Robert Ramey (ramey_at_[hidden])
Date: 2012-12-10 11:15:51
Julian Gonggrijp wrote:
> Christof Donat wrote:
>> I am not too much of a fan of google analytics. The drawback is,
>> that it generates a central database of user behaviour on very many
>> sites. Is e.g. Piwik eventually an option for you
If someone want's to do it, he can pretty much do it the way he wants to.
(subject to the constraint that it doesn't muck anything else up).
I only mentioned google analytics because it's the only one I know
was a no-brainer - which is a great feature from my stand point.
Of course, my needs were only the most rudimentary up until now.
Now I would like to be able to use some api to view statistics
for a library inside the library page that the user sees - not just
the administrator. Seems like a simple request, but .... you know...
On my previous provider they had a simple program would would
troll the local log. Actually this was the best solution for me - no
adding stuff to pages etc. Just thought I'd mention it.
Just to repeat what I've said in previous posts. It has always
been a sore spot to me that I can't get any statistics on how
many users the serialization library has. This is because boost
is deployed as "one big thing". With blincubator I want to avoid
that so we have some idea about how many people have found
a library useful. So if I see a library has been download 5000 times
and only has 10 complaints that's useful information. If a library
has been downloaded only 4 times and has 10 complaints, that's
also useful information. If 10,000 people reviewed the documentation
but only 20 downloaded it, that's useful information as well. etc...
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