PopCorn is Void's package popularity system, similar to Debian's
popularity contest system
popcon, from which the name was inspired.
Information in depth about PopCorn can be found at the project's GitHub repository.
Stats from PopCorn are available for anyone who wishes to query the
system. The server is live at
popcorn.voidlinux.org with reports
services on port 8000 and the stats repository available on port 8003.
Getting the day's stats
You can download the current raw stats at any time. These are the stats that are written to the per-day files at the PopCorn site.
$ popcornctl --server popcorn.voidlinux.org --port 8001 report
If no file is specified then
output.json will be written to the
current directory. If a file is specified by passing
to report, then the output will be written to the named file.
Finding out versions of a package
The versions for a package can be queried from the statsrepo with popcornctl. By default the stats are queried over the most recent 30 day interval. To get known versions us the following query:
$ popcornctl --server popcorn.voidlinux.org --port 8003 pkgstats --pkg <pkg>
Additional formatting options are available by specifying
Useful alternate formats are
csv which provide
information about versions seen over time.