[LibX] interface for LibX log excerpt extraction

Junus, Ranti junus at mail.lib.msu.edu
Fri Aug 15 08:25:52 PDT 2008


Thanks for the clarification, Godmar.  The log makes more sense now.

ranti.

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Ranti Junus, Systems Librarian
 Web Services/Electronic Resources 
 Michigan State University Libraries
 East Lansing, MI 48824
  

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Godmar Back [mailto:godmar at gmail.com] 
> Sent: Friday, August 15, 2008 11:15 AM
> To: Junus, Ranti
> Cc: libx at mozdev.org
> Subject: Re: [LibX] interface for LibX log excerpt extraction
> 
> 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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> >
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