[Rubygems-developers] Download statistics

Jamis Buck jgb3 at email.byu.edu
Sat Jul 10 13:27:25 EDT 2004

Jim Weirich wrote:
> Jamis Buck wrote:
>> I'm wondering if there would be an automated way to present "download 
>> stats" for the various gems. I know, as a gem author, I am curious to 
>> know how frequently my gems have been downloaded, but it would also be 
>> interesting to see the "top 10" gems, or some other such "silly" 
>> statistic. :)
>> Is there a way to do this now? Is this something that anyone else 
>> would find valuable?
> Are you talking about RubyForge, or your own local gem_server?  It seems 
> to me this information could be kept and persisted by the gemserver.  I 
> haven't looked at the code, but it shouldn't be too difficult to add. 
> Its a matter of priorities at this point.  (Does rubyforge run the 
> standard gemserver?  I've never checked.)

I think it would be a great feature of the gem_server, but I was 
speaking specifically of gems grabbed by the "gem --remote --install" 
command, using the "standard" gem repository.

- Jamis

Jamis Buck
jgb3 at email.byu.edu

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