Re: Q for the Candidates: How many users?
On 22 March 2010 20:50, Mike Hommey <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> On Mon, Mar 22, 2010 at 09:45:13PM +0100, Wouter Verhelst wrote:
>> On Mon, Mar 22, 2010 at 02:27:23PM +0100, Bernd Zeimetz wrote:
>> > Anthony Towns wrote:
>> > > * www.debian.org/social_contract says Debian's "priorities are our
>> > > users and free software",
>> > > * popcon.debian.org currently reports 91,523 submissions,
>> > > * popcon.ubuntu.com currently reports 1,493,440 submissions, and
>> > > * that this is something of a trick question,
>> > That results in a different question for me: Does Ubuntu enforce the usage of
>> > pocon, and should Debian do so, too?
>> I don't know whether Ubuntu does that; and frankly, I don't think it
>> holds any relevance to what we do.
> OTOH, if popcon is mandatory on Ubuntu, it means the popcon result for
> Ubuntu more or less reflects the number of Ubuntu users. It also means
> that, according to your estimate of the number of Debian users, Ubuntu
> is not as far ahead as at least I would have thought.
Popcon is not enabled by default in Ubuntu. There is a tickbox in
"advance" button during installation to enable it as well as in
synaptic (like on debian).