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From Joachim Dreimann <>
Subject Re: Top 3rd party plugins
Date Mon, 17 Dec 2012 11:54:29 GMT
As for popular trac-hacks: Any measure you will come up with will
ultimately be imperfect, but popularity doesn't necessarily measure the
install base. Downloads and page hits are good indicator of popularity in
the sense that people will frequently look for those hacks and showing the
strongest commitment you can reliably measure: they download the hack. The
equivalent in e-commerce would be to buy the product.
Voting systems require users to have a secondary motive of voting (the
primary motive being visting the site / downloading the hack), and may be
an even less perfect measure for that reason.

As for voting being shipped in Bloodhound: -1

On 15 December 2012 12:51, Ryan Ollos <> wrote:

> On Fri, Dec 14, 2012 at 12:16 PM, Ryan Ollos <
> >wrote:
> >
> >
> >
> > On Fri, Dec 14, 2012 at 3:46 AM, Jure Zitnik <> wrote:
> >
> >> Hi all,
> >> does anybody have an idea where/how I could get a list of most commonly
> >> used trac 3rd party plugins? I've been looking at but
> >> there's no 'most popular' section there ;)
> >> Cheers,
> >> Jure
> >>
> >>
> > Hi Jure,
> >
> > The closest thing I know of is the WhatUsersWant page on t.e.o [1]. There
> > are also some suggestions on the SiteUpgradeProposal [2] on how we can
> > gauge the popularity and stability of plugins. The first step, when I/we
> > finally get the site upgraded to trac 1.0, is to add download statistics.
> > However, there are so many ways of getting a plugin: install from PyPI,
> > download ZIP from t-h.o, checkout from  t-h.o SVN; and number of
> downloads
> > does not necessarily reflect the number of installs for obvious reasons -
> > therefore this will hardly be a great measure.
> >
> > I think we'd find support for installing a plugin on t-h.o that would
> > allow authenticated users to "vote up" plugins. This could be something
> > like an "I use this" button on each page, and we could have a view of the
> > site-wide data on plugin usage. This voting plugin would have be
> developed
> > though.
> >
> > There exists at least two PollMacros and a VotePlugin which could serve
> as
> > starting points for creating the plugin we need to collect the data. The
> > VotePlugin is used on t.e.o; you can see it in action by navigating to a
> > ticket and seeing the up/down arrows in the contextual navigation area.
> > I've been maintaining this plugin, but haven't done much with it lately.
> We
> > could extend it to do what I suggested here in a few days works.
> Installing
> > it on t-h.o would require a site upgrade as well.
> >
> > It would be more practical to just create a poll using a third party
> tool,
> > and post the poll to the trac and bloodhound communities. We could even
> > allow for voting on the most desired plugins that don't yet exist. I
> think
> > this would be fairly well received in the trac community, even if it
> > originated from the Bloodhound community. I don't have a good guess as to
> > what kind of response we would get.
> >
> > I feel like I have a fairly good sense of the popularity of various
> > plugins. My list would potentially be biased though, so maybe we want to
> go
> > one of these other routes in order to get real data.
> >
> > [1]
> > [2]
> >
> I was thinking about this some more while reading over #168 this evening
> [3]. #168 raises an issue which is very likely to depend on a user
> or administrator preferences, and suggests that it would be valuable to get
> feedback on how users feel about the feature. That led me to thinking,
> wouldn't it be nice to allow voting on tickets such as this?
> Maybe we should just install the VotePlugin on i.a.o, and use that to
> collect feedback, like they do on t.e.o? It doesn't exactly address the
> need that Jure raised in this email thread, but it will potentially provide
> us with supporting data over time, and the feature could be a lot more
> valuable as the community grows. In comparison to a page such as [1], I
> think that using the VotePlugin would be a better way to collect feedback.
> Why have a page listing a bunch of tickets and ask users to edit the page
> with their vote when you could just add a keyword the tickets of interest
> (e.g. keyword: "major-feature"), present a report of all of the proposed
> features, and allow users to vote directly on the tickets?
> We could even consider just bundling the plugin with bloodhound if we think
> it will be generally useful (I'm neutral on that at the moment). We can
> enhance the plugin with macros and an admin panel along the way in order to
> add presentations of the vote data that the plugin currently does not
> provide.
> We are currently blocked by a minor issue [4], but I will aim to get that
> fixed this week and report back here. If we install on i.a.o, we may want
> to tweak the CSS a little bit so that it better fits the theme.
> [3]
> [4]

Joe Dreimann
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