OK, and what about my other 2 questions?:
Once again: are you using my vdesktop beta version?
And what command do you have to run for this mate desktop to launch?
Also, does running x-terminal-emulator launch a terminal on your system? Or do you get "command not found"?
True. The type of analytics I'm looking to get are anonymous, like how Github does it with their clone counter. Just a graph displaying how many people cloned the repo during a 24-hour period.