[pycrypto] Idea: pycrypto user survey

Lorenz Quack don at amberfisharts.com
Sun Jan 9 04:37:04 CST 2011

Hi Thorsten,

I personally think it's a good idea but I'm curious about what Dwayne thinks.
After all he still is the maintainer of PyCrypto. I'm just a random passers-by.

Here some comments on your poll-draft:
  * It says "pycrypto annual user survey". "annual" really?
  * Can you make the questions conditional? For example if in the first question "Do you currently use pycrypto?" I 
answer "No", then the following questions don't make to much sense.
  * maybe one could ask what cryptographic python library the people use. "pycrypto, ezpycrypto, cryptopp, pytomcrypt,
..., custom implementation, other (which one?), none"
  * I would maybe add the possibility for arbitrary comments. either regarding pycrypto or the poll itself.


On 01/07/2011 10:00 PM, Thorsten Behrens wrote:
> Hello folk,
> I had an idea: How about we find out who uses pycrypto, and how, and
> what they would like to see in future versions?
> This might be quite helpful in deciding the direction pycrypto
> development should take. I figured I'd ask for participation on
> python-discuss and python-crypto, and hope that no-one is going to take
> that as an invitation to try and bring my web server down.
> I've put a quick sample survey up at:
> http://pycrypto-survey.warshaft.com/index.php?sid=96342&newtest=Y&lang=en
> Please take a look and let me know:
> - Whether you think a survey is a good idea in the first place
> - And if so, which changes if any you'd like to see made to the survey
> before it is activated and throw to the Python masses
> Thanks!
> Thorsten

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