Topic: Vice Stats
This release is primarily to upgrade the browscap database, since Firefox 2.0 wasn't in the old one.
- The $vs_resourceQuery parameter is properly taken into effect in the 'Resources' tab on the front page.
- The $vs_resourceHost parameter was added for sites that have more than one subdomain.
- Updates to the browser and IP location databases.
Hot on the tails of the version 1.0 release, some kind soul reported a security vulnerability to secunia rather than to me directly. Either way, it's fixed now, and is only inside the reporting interface. If you use the multi-user option (which is password protected) or otherwise limit availability to vs_resources.php and vs_search.php then you have no problems.
- Security fixes in vs_resource.php and vs_search.php for potential SQL injection.
Version 1.0 has arrived. We've lived at 0.5b for a long time, and there was very little wrong. So, a few bugs fixed, and a few little features finished, and here's 1.0!
- Make 'hide zero length visits' really work.
- Rework queries to use explicit JOIN..ON syntax, more compatible.
- Ability to ignore resources.
- Fill in the "spiders" tab under "Searches".
- Data older than the max report length (in the configuration) is removed.
- Your current IP displays in the "ignore" page.
This is primarily a bug fix release, but big bugs, and one nice feature.
- Errant debugging code in the visitor detection section that used 'header' mode sometimes when other modes were selected.
- Fix bug in creation of browscap-lite.ini that made all visitors bots.
- Does not incorrectly always turn on multi user mode.
- Completion of 'jscookie' header mode.
This is a bugfix release. There was a major error with a missing column in the table definition for vs_user that would make it impossible to add new users which has been corrected here, along with other minor corrections.
It's been a long time, but there have been very few features or fixes necessary for Vice Stats. A short while back, someone who had their own hosting service contacted me, they were interested in using Vice Stats for tracking their users' pages. That's when I started version 0.4b, which supports multi-user installations. This means that the code and database must exist only once, but can track arbitrarily many separate web pages. Over the past week or so I finally finished up that code. This version's primary change, then, is the multi-user capabilities. I've tested it as much as I can, but it's likely that this verison more than any others will need feedback. How does it work for you?
- Removed an irrelevant warning message in the install procedure.
- Corrected some text in the install procedure.
- Fix installation process to properly quote browscap-lite.ini data.
- Multi-user support. Arbitrarily many separate web sites may be tracked by one central installation of Vice Stats.
- Password protection of statistics, to support multiple users.
- Basic user management for multiple user mode.
- Ability to turn off logo image display when hard coding the URL.
Here's the next version of Vice Stats. As you can see from the release notes, it's still in the feature completion stage. I always welcome bug reports, though, if any are found. So let's get down to it! Here's the release notes for this version, and the download links.
- Daily and weekly hit/visit graph shows all hours/days even when there were no hits/visits in an hour/day.
- Visitor section, 'last page' column shows last, not first, page.
- Minor enhancements to documentation.
- Ability to browse most recent visitors.
- Visitor section: browse most recent visitors and add duration, first page column to browse and search list.
- A 'loading' graphic will display while graphical reports are loading into the main page.
- Custom favicon.
- Visitor mode: jscookie
- Ability to limit how far back reports draw data from.
- Add a section to vs_install.php to test for GD support.
Using the great Wink software for the first time, I've just created a walkthrough demo of Vice Stats. I enjoyed using Wink, It was extremely easy to make a great-looking presentation.
This walkthrough gives an overview of the information-at-a-glance layout of Vice Stats, and shows how it's all packed in to the front page in a convenient way. It's visible in the Vice Stats Documentation section.
I've just set up a public demo of Vice Stats. I hesitated to give public access to my stats, for minor privacy issues, mostly with the visitor data that would reveal. So, this demo tracks access only to itself. This means that there's likely to be no search referrers for a long time, and about the only regular referrer will be my site. And plus, accesses are very low for now at least, which makes the graphs look a bit strange. But it's a step forward!