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Readme for analog2.90beta2


Many people have helped me with analog, and I can't thank them all specifically. But I do appreciate everyone who's given me feedback or sent me bug reports.

Thanks are due to the author of getstats, Kevin Hughes. In the days before analog there were only three serious logfile analysis programs, and only one of them, getstats, had attractive output. I wrote analog when getstats stopped being able to cope with the size of our logfile, but my output still looks similar to his.

Thanks are also due to all those who helped in the early stages of writing this program, and gave me the encouragement to continue with analog and to release it publicly. Those who made helpful suggestions during beta testing are numerous, but I must mention particularly Dan Anderson, Martyn Johnson, Joe Ramey, Chris Ritson, Quentin Stafford-Fraser and Dave Stanworth. Above all Gareth McCaughan gave, and continues to give, me lots of programming advice. The program would have run much more slowly without him.

Many people have provided mirror sites for analog, starting with Dave Stanworth (again!). The full list of mirror sites is listed elsewhere; thanks to all of them.

Mark Roedel first suggested porting analog to different platforms, and made the original DOS port. Shortly afterwards, Jason Linhart made the Mac port, and has continued to contribute lots of extra code for that platform and for the program in general. The Mac version also includes code contributed by Stephan Somogyi and Nigel Perry, and uses the ZLib library by Jean-loup Gailly & Mark Adler. Later ports were made by Dave Jones (VMS), Magnus Hagander (Win32), Nick Smith (Acorn RiscOS), and Scott Tadman (BeOS). Thanks to all the other people who have contributed bits of code too.

For the translations into other languages, many thanks are due to the following: Patrice Lafont & Lucien Vieira (French), Mario Ellebrecht (German), Furio Ercolessi (Italian), Javier Solis (Spanish), San Sanych Timofeev (Russian), Ferry van het Groenewoud (Dutch), Jan-Aage Bruvoll and Espen Bjarnø (Norwegian), Adrian Price (Danish), Henrik Huhtinen and Steve Kelly (Finnish), Ivan Martinez (Brazilian Portugese), Jaime Carvalho e Silva (Portugese Portugese), Jan Simek (Czech), Stefan Billik (Slovak), Laszlo Nemeth (Hungarian), Wlodzimierz Lapot (Polish), Andrej Zizmond (Slovene), and Francesc Rocher and Mercè Llauge (Catalan).

Finally, thanks to you for using the program!

Stephen Turner
E-mail: sret1@cam.ac.uk

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