Title make stats feature opt-in
Priority wish Status resolved
Superseder Nosy List evgeni, mika
Assigned To evgeni Topics

Created on 2012-07-11.09:41:00 by mika, last changed 2017-05-19.15:30:20 by mika.

msg6205 (view) Author: mika Date: 2017-05-19.15:30:20
I dropped the config_stats feature for now (so we can actually come closer to a
stable release) and moved this issue to

Thanks Evgeni for working on this, I hope we can find a nice solution for post

msg4451 (view) Author: evgeni Date: 2012-08-20.10:18:37

I think I have a working implementation of this at
There is a 64bit ISO for testing up at
Ignore the reverences to "KiVS" in there, that are just a couple of addon 
packages installed.

Changes are:
 * the bootparam changed from nostats to stats, and works the other way round 
now (only submit stats when booted with stats)
 * you now get a quickconfig promt that aks to submit the stats
 * you can call "grml-submitstats" at the shell

msg4410 (view) Author: mika Date: 2012-07-11.09:41:00
The stats feature (see
autoconfig/blob/master/autoconfig.functions#L1424 for the implementation) provided us 
some useful data about what people actually use.

Now it might be worth consideration to make this feature opt-in instead of the current 
opt-out (using the "nostats" boot option).

A nice idea came up on IRC:

| 10:31 < Guy-> make it an entry in the menu you display on successful boot
| 10:31 < Guy-> "submit anonymous boot report to grml developers"

Feedback and opinions as well as patches/implementation welcome. :)
Date User Action Args
2017-05-19 15:30:20mikasetstatus: chatting -> resolved
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2013-09-25 10:50:30mikasettopic: - release-stopper
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2012-09-13 07:17:04mikasettopic: + release-stopper
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2012-08-20 11:36:08evgenisetnosy: + evgeni
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2012-08-20 10:18:37evgenisetstatus: unread -> chatting
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2012-07-11 09:41:00mikacreate