Written by Menti the 28 Jan 10 at 21:41.
Knowing how active a software project is can be an interesting factor when evaluating its installation, especially if comparing two different alternatives. Certainly there are old programs that are still good alternatives; but as a general rule, users would prefer to use software that is up to date and avoid projects that are no longer in development.
What information could USC display to indicate if a project is active or dead?
Ashfire908, that's why I wonder what of this could be actually feasible. I'm not a technical user and I don't know how much information is contained within a package.
But, for example, just the history of package updates and its frequency could provide some indication of project activity, and that would require no human input, it could be done automatically from the information the repository already contains.
But, as cheesehead would point, such information should be presented in a very thought out way, if it's not to be misleading.