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Irclogger 1.16c released

2018-01-16 by ColasNahaboo in Koala, Site, Software, Irclogger - 0 Comments
A new minor version of IrcLogger, 1.16c is out.

  • New option cachepages=on to cache individual pages for each day. Default is still only to cache the listings of all pages in a channel. This option may be set in the irclogger.conf file in the installation directory, as for the other options.
  • The existing cachedir=path option is now documented. It defines where the cache files are stored, and defaults to /tmp/.irclogger_logs_cache
  • No other changes, so no need to upgrade if you do not plan to use the new cachepages=on option

Since the python code is not modified, you do not have to restart the daemon, upgrading is recommended as it is a simple unarchiving in place.

See IrcLogger

Migration to Foswiki

2015-10-18 by ColasNahaboo in Koala, Site - 0 Comments
At last, I found the motivation to work again on this site that I have left dormant since 2009. And I start with a long deserved migration of the engine from the old TWiki system to the superb Foswiki WIki engine.

Just installing a new Foswiki, and copying the data seem to provide a working base, I will then work on fixing the minor bugs and designing a new look in the following weeks

Irclogger 1.16b released

2014-12-08 by ColasNahaboo in Site, Software, Irclogger - 0 Comments
A new minor version of IrcLogger, 1.16b is out.
  • The case-sensitive option was bugged. Found & fixed by Christopher Foo
  • Searches are now timeouted, that is aborted if not done in 60 seconds. This timeout value is settable via the new variable search_timeout in irclogger.conf as a number in seconds.

Since the python code is not modified, you do not have to restart the daemon, upgrading is recommended as it is a simple unarchiving in place.

See IrcLogger

Irclogger 1.16a released

2014-11-30 by ColasNahaboo in Site, Software, Irclogger - 0 Comments
A new minor version of irclogger, 1.16a is out. It only fixes minor issues:
  • Fix provided by Christopher Foo, irclogger was confused when users typed a backslash at the end of a line
  • You can use space to separate words in the search now, not only ;

Since the python code is not modified, you do not have to restart the daemon, upgrading is recommended as it is a simple unarchiving in place.

Irclogger 1.16 released

2010-04-29 by ColasNahaboo in Site, Software, Irclogger - 0 Comments
A new release of IrcLogger, 1.16 is out, to solve a problem that appear recently: On restarting after a disconnection Irclogger would connect then disconnect after some seconds repeatedly. This was due to a bigus log directory with a ] in its name that was created in response to some IRC server strange messages. The bug ticket was http://trac.colas.nahaboo.net/irclogger/ticket/10 TRAC.

Since the python code has been modified, you have to restart the daemon, after an unarchiving in place.

See IrcLogger

Irclogger 1.15a released

2009-03-14 by ColasNahaboo in Site, Software, Irclogger - 0 Comments
A new release of IrcLogger, 1.15a is out, to solve a minor irritating problem: In the html view, URLs in the IRC log text are detected and rendered as proper html links, but as legal characters in URLs include dots, comma, and parenthesis, it was often including the text punctuation after the url as part of it, sending users to nonexisting pages. With 1.1.5a we properly detect and exclude this ending punctuation. However, for this I had to use specific features of the GNU sed, so it will need the GNU sed, such as the one in use on Linux. (I could recode it with perl if this is a problem, but all unix lovers should use the GNU utilities anyways :-).

E.g, writing in IRC: You could look at http://foswiki.org, or http://www.foswiki.org. (both refer to http.foswiki.org/) was generating 3 bad HTML links.

Since the python code is not modified, you do not have to restart the daemon, upgrading is recommended as it is a simple unarchiving in place.

See IrcLogger

Usability issues on a payment form

2009-03-03 by ColasNahaboo in Koala, Usability, Web - 0 Comments
I know, I know, it is easy to nitpick on other people design, but this morning I tried to pay my phone bill online, and... failed. I had to retry many times, because I kept making mistakes on a simple, run-of-the-mill form to enter my credit card data. I was dumbfounded. How can, in 2009, people manage to make such a trivial and essential part of online business go so wrong? As I guess you are as curious as me, here is what I found out: (See the picture for the 3 main pain points)
  • 1 the expiration date example is ambiguous: does 0903 here means 2009-03 or 2003-09 ? Why didnt they disambiguate it by also adding a specification (like MMYY, or, as it is a french dialog, MMAA ?)
  • 2 but today, it was not only ambiguous but plainly misleading! As we were in March 2009, I assumed that the example was built from the current month and year. I said cool, so it is YYMM. Wrong! it was actually the reverse, MMYY, resulting in one failed attempt
  • 3 ok, I filled the fields, and hit the OK button... and it just reset the page to empty fields! Grumbling, I re-typed the fields, re-clic, and... another blank page! After these two more failures, I tried to think (which is what you http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Don't_Make_Me_Think do not want your users to do, trust me!). I then read the button label and discovered that this big, prominent button alone at the bottom of the page was not the Submit button but the Cancel one!. I should have hit the middle one "Valider", but this button was not in the correct place on the flow of the form.

So,after 3 failed attempts, I managed to pay my bill. All this on a simple form with no fancy verification code or Captcha. Well done Telefact, I wonder if you can find a worse example still in use today.

Irclogger 1.15 released

2009-02-17 by ColasNahaboo in Site, Software, Irclogger - 0 Comments
A new release of IrcLogger to add the functionality to be able to connect to IRC servers protected by a password. No need to upgrade if you connect to password-less servers.

See IrcLogger

Topic revision: r60 - 2009-04-28, ColasNahaboo
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