Package Details: popular-packages 0.6.1-1

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Package Base: popular-packages
Description: Lists popular packages not (yet) installed
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Licenses: GPL3
Submitter: Xavion
Maintainer: Xavion
Last Packager: Xavion
Votes: 18
Popularity: 0.007801
First Submitted: 2011-03-10 04:23
Last Updated: 2020-02-26 00:22

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Xavion commented on 2017-09-01 03:36

I've discovered that there is (now) a JSON file containing the package statistics data.

Unfortunately, it's rather large and there's no (popularity) percentage attached to each package.

I have mentioned this to the website's maintainer here:

Xavion commented on 2017-08-30 22:33

Damn, that's quite a setback! If I can't figure out a workaround, I'll try to contact the website's maintainer for assistance.

jaythespacehound commented on 2017-08-30 15:18

Doesn't work - I think as the package-statistics page is generated using javascript and thus wget does not receive that info.

Xavion commented on 2017-03-16 23:19

Thanks for letting me know. The problem was that Dropbox has disabled CDN-style link sharing.

Fortunately, I already had a CDN attached to my domain. I have made the switch and updated the PKGBUILD accordingly.

dbarret1 commented on 2017-03-16 20:08

Dropbox link is down

Xavion commented on 2016-11-15 19:48

That conversation took place nearly four years ago. I made the requested change back then (by moving the script to Dropbox).

There is therefore no need for me to use GitHub now. I won't be upset if you choose not to install this package as a result.

arslanone commented on 2016-11-15 06:07

Brother Xavion,

Don't be an ass. Use GitHub. Lot of people will love you for that. It's the right thing to do. You do that, and I'll install your package.

Xavion commented on 2012-12-18 08:17

As I'm the author of this little script, I will always want it to remain in the AUR.

Xavion commented on 2012-12-18 08:16

I still disagree that there's a need to host this script outside of the tarball. Nonetheless, I have made the change as requested to prevent any further crying.

My next comment is a repeat of a previous one, which has been deleted from here by TUs twice so far. Let's hope they don't feel the need to do so a third time.

keenerd commented on 2012-12-17 17:20

Xavion: My apologies for disowning your package, the AUR does not let us re-assign the original maintainer. Please re-adopt the package.

You were asked multiple times to host the source on an external site. I have fixed this, most likely not to your satisfaction. You have 30 days to find a better host before deletes it.

I see one of your projects is hosted on google code, so this is not an entirely alien concept to you.