We have introduced a new feature on http://nuget.org where you can see download statistics for packages. With this initial drop, we hope to whet your appetite and collect your input on further statistics features; it’s a mere fraction of what we can imagine.
A couple weeks ago, some of you noticed that the core team closed a few issues on http://nuget.codeplex.com that were in the “Soonish” release. The items that were closed were feature suggestions that, while not bad ideas, were things that the core team decided weren’t going to make the cut for the next few releases.
While each NuGet package’s nuspec metadata defines the package’s owner(s), the NuGet gallery at nuget.org ignores that piece of nuspec metadata. Instead, ownership of a package is defined by who publishes the package to the gallery. Sometimes this metadata needs to be managed beyond the initial package publishing too,