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What's new in this version?
This page lists the new features in this version of analog. There's also
another page about how to upgrade from older versions
of analog, listing which commands have changed or been abolished.
- 3.0 (15-Jun-98)
- Fix for broken strcmp() function on SunOS 5.
Portuguese, Brazilian Portuguese, Danish and Hungarian language
Precompiled executable for OS/2 available.
- 2.91beta1 (04-Jun-98)
- Uses less memory when compiling reports.
New operating system, BS2000/OSD, and code for EBCDIC character set.
New command DEFAULTLOGFORMAT.
More information added to PRINTVARS output.
AppleScript support for Unix-style command lines added to Mac
Now works on SunOS 4, and other small bug fixes.
French, German, Swedish, Czeck, Slovak, Slovene and Romanian
language files included.
One page version of the Readme included in the documentation.
- 2.90beta4 (09-Apr-98)
- Mended DNS cache file reading, which I broke in yesterday's release.
- 2.90beta3 (08-Apr-98)
- Fixed bug that caused a crash while giving warning messages on SunOS;
bug that caused configuration files that called other configuration
files not to be completed; and other smaller bugs.
Italian language files included.
- 2.90beta2 (03-Apr-98)
- Separate LOGFORMATs for North American and international
date formats, when using Microsoft or Netpresenz logs.
Understands the AppleShare IP server's attempt at the WebSTAR format.
Directory report now works properly even if you use the second
argument to the LOGFILE command.
Wild cards in filenames work properly on the Mac.
Other small bug fixes.
One speed improvement (I gain about 3%).
Several corrections and clarifications to the documentation.
- 2.90beta1 (27-Mar-98)
- This version is a completely rewritten version. Every single line of
code is new. The whole code is shorter despite considerable improvements
in functionality. Several people have reported that it is significantly
faster. The most important new features are:
The following features have been abolished.
- Eleven new reports (Quarter-Hour, Five-Minute, Redirection,
Failure, File Size, Referring Site, Redirected Referrer, Failed
Referrer, Virtual Host, User, User Failure).
- Reads logfiles in user-customisable format.
- Analyses user and virtual host data, and failed requests.
- Hierarchical reports list subdirectories under directories, and
allow analysis of browser version numbers.
- Faster sorting of long reports.
- Floor and sort method made independent.
- "Last date" column in reports, and can floor and sort by
- Busiest time period at bottom of time reports.
- "Not listed" line at bottom of other report.
- Knows HTTP/1.1 status codes.
- General Summary can go anywhere in the report.
- General Summary and "Go To"s can now be turned on and
- Status Code Report can be sorted in different ways.
- Time offset commands.
- Much better checking of invalid configuration options and invalid
- Only reads logfiles it might need.
- Improvements in DNS functionality: can now read the DNS file
without further lookups: also, separate recheck intervals for
successful and failed lookups.
- Hash sizes now chosen automatically.
- More flexible language support.
- Mac version reads gzipped logfiles.
- Mac version supports drag-and-drop onto program icon.
- Readme files completely re-written. Broken into lots of files,
and new sections on Starting to use
analog and What the
results mean, as well as an
The following features are not yet present, but will be added by
- No Error Report. The error log was always intended for humans
rather than computers to read. Moreover, its format varied from
server to server, and even between different versions of the same
server. The place of the Error Report has largely been taken by
the new reports, particularly the Failure Report.
- The approximate host counting has been abolished for the time
being. I can put it back if there is a significant demand for it.
- Only one * can now appear on the left-hand side of
aliases. This is to avoid ambiguities.
- For changes in the names and syntax of configuration options and
command line arguments, see the page about
- The form interface.
- Most of the languages.
- What was new in version 2?
- What was new in version 1?
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