Is there some way to get download metrics on PPA packages? It would be nice to know how many users are using my application from my PPA and what distributions they are using. If not, any idea of the feasibility of implementing such a feature? For example, are PPAs mirrored? I can imagine that that would complicate things.
For the record, the Launchpad bug URL is: https://edge.launchpad.net/soyuz/+bug/139855
It looks like the fix is going to be released real soon :)
In addition to popcon, see also http://popcon2.net/ which is an analyzer of those stats. It's not perfect either though and definitely doesn't replace the need for real stats on PPAs.