On Mon, Aug 24, 2009 at 4:31 PM, Michel Salim<michael silvanus gmail com> wrote: > > How much of the work done on online-desktop will be carried forward to > this? In this context, the GNOME 3 shell will automatically track application usage data; more precisely, "time spent with X focus in a window of the application", where application is defined as ".desktop file". It's a bit away though. With nontrivial work this could be done for GNOME 2 as well (if someone was interested in porting the code, it lives in http://git.gnome.org/cgit/gnome-shell/tree/src/shell-app-monitor.c ). The current use of the data is just for shell-internal usage like sorting applications (in search results, session restart, etc.). If we wanted to use it as a basis for showing application popularity we'd need some way to opt-in to making your data public. My suggestion would be that we take the current Smolt screen in firstboot and turn it into a generic "join Fedora Feedback" page which turns on things like: * Smolt hardware profile * Sending of tracebacks to a crash collation server (for the love of all that is holy, not bugzilla) * Shell application usage data * Other stuff? In case anyone is feeling voyeuristic I've attached my current ~/.gnome2/shell/application_state file.
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