[Haskell-cafe] idea: ratings (or maybe comments) for packages in hackage
carter.schonwald at gmail.com
Tue Nov 5 07:00:31 UTC 2013
honestly this is getting a bit over complex and silly! Should we also have
google +1s and fb likes? What about # of blog posts? number of upvotes on
on reddit? These are all great marketing metrics, but they dont help an end
user understand which libs are *used*.
github stars are not a measure of quality, but more of wow/coolness factor.
lets try to stick to metrics that correspond to library usage and volume of
On Tue, Nov 5, 2013 at 1:01 AM, Charlie Paul <charlieap at gmail.com> wrote:
> If we go with the star-based option, I don't see a serious reason not to
> add other sites as well. Though, if our goal is to get a rating of sorts
> from it, we would need to have factors for each hosting site, to account
> for varying user bases.
> On Mon, Nov 4, 2013 at 9:49 PM, Carter Schonwald <
> carter.schonwald at gmail.com> wrote:
>> would we also want to integrate bitbucket and darcsden analogues as well?
>> On Tue, Nov 5, 2013 at 12:35 AM, Roman Cheplyaka <roma at ro-che.info>wrote:
>>> * Simon Hengel <sol at typeful.net> [2013-11-04 23:45:36+0100]
>>> > Or maybe just integrating GitHub stars is the way to go? If this leads
>>> > to more stars for Haskell projects on GitHub, this would also help to
>>> > promote Haskell in the large open source community!
>>> That's a great idea!
>>> The github url can be derived by checking the homepage url and the
>>> source repository location for the right pattern. (At least one of these
>>> should point to github.)
>>> Then we just need to send a GET request at
>>> and parse the JSON response.
>>> To avoid the delay while loading the page, I guess it's better to do
>>> this asynchronously on the client side.
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