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Tuesday May 11, 2004
12:26 PM

download stats for cpan

[ #18703 ]
Is there a way for module authors ( or others ) to check the number of downloads of their modules?

I would be very interested to see the update of some of my modules - in particular any people looking at the ebXML stuff or downloading it.

Of course it would also stroke the old ego a bit.

It would more usefully provide some kind users/downloads to developers/patches/listmails statistics which would be an interesting measure of perl use, open source community involvement and other titbits of information that we can pass through our funky charting perl modules

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  • POE has a "phone home" script that can be run in the top level directory that uploads the results of "make test" including platform.

    Just put a note in your Makefile.PL/Build.PL to say "please help me by uploading your make test to my site using ProggyX". Steal the code from POE.

    • Randal L. Schwartz
    • Stonehenge
  • Last week there was a discussion [] on Perlmonks about this very topic.
    • after looking through the discussion, I would think that approaching some of the major mirrors would be a better solution than 'phone home'.

      Even a handful of mirrors would be able to provide some kind of a picture if they collected and shared statistics.

      opt-in and manual phoning home wouldn't really work and opt-out isn't an acceptable solution.


      @JAPH = qw(Hacker Perl Another Just);
      print reverse @JAPH;
  • another interesting thought, no? :-)

    but again... this could be *really* bad for the ego :-) just let me keep dreaming that somebody actually reads my journal :-)