Can we stop tracking of
These aren't really used anymore. Putting this for now into Matomo 5.0 so we don't forget discussing this when we get to it.
I believe in Matomo 4.0 or 3.0 we already stopped tracking some plugins (not 100% sure) if I remember correctly. Can't find the PRs right now.
Would we also remove the historical data from the log tables by removing these columns? I think that should be fine and we could still show the aggregated data in the reports.
Looking at row evolution most have these plugins have gone to 1%/0% over a year ago.
This could have a big impact on peoples databases and complicates the upgrade. Moving this to 6.0 where we can do it aligned to other database upgrades.
@jane-twizel We could actually already stop tracking some of the plugins and removing them from the reports maybe.
This does not necessarily need a database update. If we decide to remove the columns from the log tables, this might impact historical data when past data is re-archived.
Btw. there will already be a database upgrade for 5 if we include https://github.com/matomo-org/matomo/pull/17466
We'll merge https://github.com/matomo-org/matomo/pull/17466 as part of Matomo 6 as well instead of Matomo 5 unless there were any other required log schema changes (except for the index). This way the Matomo 4 -> 5 upgrade won't have any major schema changes except for 1 index on a log table.