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Re: Enabling feedback pluging for MariaDB 10.1.4
On Mar 09, Justin Swanhart wrote:
> I agree with Kristian. Given the way it works, the statistics are
> really meaningless and I feel you shouldn't drive important choices
> based on bad statistics.
Of course. This statistics is not *the only* argument. For important
decisions there are always many aspects to consider. The statistics is
just another data, in addition to "and *I* think that every user needs
feature X and never uses the feature Y" :)
> I personally would suggest displaying a link to a feedback/survey form
> with web downloads and display a message after rpm/deb installation
> that says something like "please visit http://blah/blah/blah/survey to
> tell us more about the features you use and help direct the future
> development of MariaDB". This has an added bonus: not all users know
> about all features, and a list/survey of the important and interesting
> ones could get more users to use them.
A survey is a pretty good idea, thanks!
It may not provide a much better (as in "representative sample") statistics,
but it will surely tell the users about the features.