[LibX] interface for LibX log excerpt extraction

Godmar Back godmar at gmail.com
Fri Aug 15 08:14:55 PDT 2008

When a user has LibX installed, Firefox will - as it does for all
extensions - periodically poll for updates. This polling mechanism
relies on a file called update.rdf.  Such accesses will appear in the
log as accesses to update.rdf. LibX IE uses the same file.

These accesses may give an indication of how many users retain LibX
after they install it (provided that their computer is on and Firefox
is running, which is required for Firefox to do the polling.) The
typical shortcomings of log analysis apply, such as the issue of
multiple installations behind a single IP, roaming IPs, etc.

 - Godmar

On Fri, Aug 15, 2008 at 11:06 AM, Junus, Ranti <junus at mail.lib.msu.edu> wrote:
> Looks good.  Although, I am not sure what does it mean by "access to
> update.rdf".
> Does it mean a LibX gets updated or a LibX checks for an update?
> thanks,
> ranti.
> --
> Ranti Junus, Systems Librarian
>  Web Services/Electronic Resources
>  Michigan State University Libraries
>  East Lansing, MI 48824
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: libx-bounces at mozdev.org
>> [mailto:libx-bounces at mozdev.org] On Behalf Of LibX Project
>> Sent: Friday, August 15, 2008 10:09 AM
>> To: libx at mozdev.org
>> Subject: [LibX] interface for LibX log excerpt extraction
>> Hi,
>> we added a rudimentary interface to extract log  excerpts and
>> summary data.
>> Check out: http://libx.org/loganalysis/
>> Log on with your edition maintainer password, then extract logs for
>> the edition(s) you're interested in.
>> Send feedback if anything doesn't work.
>>  - Godmar
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