View Full Version : popularity-contest project - Is this project still alive?

October 28th, 2018, 09:12 PM
In the page https://popcon.ubuntu.com (linked by https://www.ubuntu.com/legal/websites)
The graph 'Number of submissions per architecture' is to small to be readable
The link to popularity-contest project is unreachable
The link http://popcon.alioth.debian.org/ is unreachable
The author Avery Pennarun penwarr@debian.org cited in the README is unreachable
README says: The result of the survey is available at http://popcon.debian.org/
but https://popcon.ubuntu.com is not mentioned

On my Ubuntu Cosmic i find installed the package popularity-contest
corrado@corrado-p3-cosmic:~$ apt policy popularity-contest
Installed: 1.67ubuntu2
Candidate: 1.67ubuntu2

but I'm unable to understand if my data are sent to the project.

Is this project still alive? mantained?


October 28th, 2018, 10:41 PM
It is one of the packages I uninstall straightaway, but the first link you provide was last generated on "Fri Oct 26 03:49:21 2018 UTC".. wait a day or two and check the numbers but I'd suspect the package is still live.

October 29th, 2018, 07:12 AM
The package is still live and the page is automatically updated but seems unmaintained. The README and FAQ are copy of the ones in https://popcon.debian.org/