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AWStats 7.3 and new social network channels for AWStats news

I hope to release AWStats 7.3 in february.

From 2014, information about AWStats project will be published through social networks (for the moment Facebook and Google+). You can already register to get news:

For facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/pages/AWStats/254389534729101

For Google+:
https://plus.google.com/+AWStatsOrgProject

Posted by Laurent Destailleur (Eldy) 2014-01-16 Labels: social networks

AWStats 7.2 is ready

New features:
- Upgrade licence to GPL v3+.
- Update documentation.

Fixes:
- Since updating Webmin to 1.53, the Add New Config File screen layout is
totally messed up and unusable.
- Update broken links to maxmind.

Posted by Laurent Destailleur (Eldy) 2013-07-27

AWStats 7.1 stable is ready

The Advanced Web Log Analyzer version 7.1 contains new features and bug fixes. This is changelog:

New features/improvements:
- Update translations.
- Update browsers list.
- Add example of nginx setup.
- Add some patches from debian package.
- Rename domain name into documentation to awstats.org
- Can allow urls with awredir without using md5 key parameter.
- Usage of databasebreak option possible with awstats_buildstaticpages.
- Add rel=nofollow on links.
- Add option AddLinkToExternalCGIWrapper to add link to a wrapper script
into each title of Dolibarr reports. This can be used to add a wrapper
to download data into a CSV file for example.
Fix:
- Compatible with recent Perl version.

Posted by Laurent Destailleur (Eldy) 2012-12-10 Labels: awstats 7.1 release

AWStats 7.0 stable is ready

AWStats 7.0 is ready for download

The Advanced Web Log Analyzer version 7.0 contains new features and bug fixes. This is changelog:

New features/improvements:
- Detect Windows 7.
- Can format numbers according to language.
- More mime types.
- Added geoip_asn_maxmind plugin.
- Geoip Maxmind city plugin have now override file capabilities to complete
missing entries in geoip maxmind database.
- Added graphgooglechartapi to use online Google chart api to build graph.
- Can show map of country to report countries when using
graphgooglechartapi.
- Part of codes was change to use more functions and have a cleaner code.
- Added parameter to ignore missing log files when merging for a site on
multiple servers where a single server may not have created a log for
a given day.
- Update robots database.
- Added Download tracking where certain mime types are defined as downloads
and HTTP status 206 is tracked as download continuation
- Can use wrapper with parameters in WrapperScript parameter.
- Change to allow usage of AWStats inside a plugin
for Opensource Dolibarr ERP & CRM software (http://www.dolibarr.org).... read more

Posted by Laurent Destailleur (Eldy) 2011-03-02

AWStats 7.0 beta is ready

The beta version of AWStats 7.0 is available.
This beta should last between 1 to 2 month before the release.
Feel free to report any problems to me directly at
eldy@users.sourceforge.net

This is the changelog :

New features/improvements:
- Detect Windows 7.
- Can format numbers according to language.
- More mime types.
- Added geoip_asn_maxmind plugin.
- Geoip Maxmind city plugin have now override file capabilities to complete
missing entries in geoip maxmind database.
- Added graphgooglechartapi to use online Google chart api to build graph.
- Can show map of country to report countries when using graphgooglechartapi.
- Part of codes was change to use more functions and have a cleaner code.
- Added parameter to ignore missing log files when merging for a site on
multiple servers where a single server may not have created a log for a given day.
- Update robots database.
- Added Download tracking where certain mime types are defined as downloads
and HTTP status 206 is tracked as download continuation... read more

Posted by Laurent Destailleur (Eldy) 2010-06-22

AWStats 6.9 beta is ready for tests

AWStats 6.9 beta is ready for tests

This new version is not ready for a production use. It is just a beta
release. AWStats 6.9 beta contains bug and security fixes and new
features:

New features/improvements:
- With postfix that support DSN (Delivery Status Notifications) we exclude
some lines to avoid counting mails twice in maillogconvert.pl script.
- Logresolvemerge.pl support FreeRADIUS logs or anything else using (the
fixed length!) ctime format timestamp.
- Add option stoponfirsteof in logresolvemerge tool.
- Add patch to support host_proxy tag in LogFormat (for Apache LogFormat
containing %{X-Forwarded-For}i)
- Renamed Add to favourites on "Hit on favicon".
- Increase robots, search engines database (Added Google Chrome browser,
better Vista, WII, detection, ...)
- Update languages files.
- Added a lot of patch from sourceforge.... read more

Posted by Laurent Destailleur (Eldy) 2008-11-30

AWStats 6.6 final is ready

AWStats 6.6 final is ready

AWStats 6.6 contains bug and security fixes, and new features:

New features/improvements:
- All geoip plugins support the PurePerl version.
- Possible use of vhost in extra section.
- Support IPv6 in AllowAccessFromWebToFollowingIPAddresses parameter.
- Added svn family to browsers detection.

Fixes:
- Remove some Perl warnings.
- Remove lc() on translation strings.
- Not sanitized migrate parameter.
- Not sanitized urlxxx parameters that could be used for XSS attacks.

Other/Documentation:
- Added AWStats version in stdout outputs.
- Updated some language files.
- Updated browsers database.

Posted by Laurent Destailleur (Eldy) 2007-01-06

AWStats 6.6 beta is ready for tests

AWStats 6.6 beta is ready for tests

This new version is not ready for a production use. It is just a beta release. AWStats 6.6 beta contains bug and ecurity fixes and new features:

New features/improvements:
- All geoip plugins support the PurePerl version.
- Possible use of vhost in extra section.
- Support IPv6 in AllowAccessFromWebToFollowingIPAddresses parameter.
- Added svn family to browsers detection.... read more

Posted by Laurent Destailleur (Eldy) 2006-07-21

AWStats 6.5 final is ready

AWStats version 6.5 final is ready

This new released version is ready for a production use. It contains bug fixes and new features:

New features/improvements:
- New: RSS catcher/readers in robot database
- New: Add option databasebreak to force awstats to use a different database history file for each day or hour instead of month.
- New: geoip_cities plugin report the region when available.
- New: LevelForBrowsersDetection can accept value 'allphones' to use file browsers_phone.pm instead of browsers.pm file for AWStats database. This
file is specialized in phone/pda browsers.
- Qual: geoip plugin now uses open instead of new to allow use of different path for datafiles instead of default. This allow use of personalised path for database file.
- New: LogFormat=2 can now change its value dynamically if logformat change.
- New: Add way to set ArchiveLogRecords with same tags than LogFile to add suffix to archive log files.
- New: Add option SectionsToBeSaved (to ask AWStats to save only particular sections).

Fixes:
- Fixed: referer changes to referrer
- Fixed: [ 1111530 ] Missing description for %host_r in config file
- Fixed: [ 1124711 ] env AWSTATS_CURRENT_CONFIG not expanded for include
- Fixed: [ 1172485 ] Invalid header characters for DOCTYPE
- Fixed: [ 1172494 ] Invalid XHTML in awstats.pl
- Fixed: [ 1173816 ] Config file mis-feature
- Fixed: [ 1218832 ] XML Strict error (with GeoIP plugin)
- Fixed: keyword detection for "advanced" search on google
- Added style="display:none;" to image link for misc tracker.
- Changed stored permission in tar.gz file
- Fixed: Better support for gz and bz2 files
- Fixed: Added xhtml in mime types.
- Fixed [ 1163590 ] XML parsing error
- Fixed: [ 1174728 ] version 6.4: XML parsing error
- Fixed: [ 1186582 ] Authentication problem in Windows NT/AD Domains
- Fixed: [ 1191805 ] Missing Bot: Add generic detection for user agent
bot bot/ and bot-
- Avoid bad cells if geoip country does not exists.
- Better compatibility of misc_tracker with firefox.
- Fixed: Dying process with geoip_city plugin when IP is unknown by plugin.
- Fixed: Add error message if option buildpdf option is used with parameter
BuildReportFormat=xhtml.

Other/Documentation:
- Added Spanish translation for webmin module by Patricio Mart�nez Ros.
- Added croatian language.
- Update russian language file.
- Renamed european union by european country.
- Review of AWStats documentation.

Posted by Laurent Destailleur (Eldy) 2006-01-09

AWStats 6.5 Beta is ready for tests

AWStats version 6.5 beta is ready for tests.

This new version is not ready for a production use. It is just a beta release. AWStats 6.5 beta contains bug fixes and new features:

New features/improvements:
- New: RSS catcher/readers in robot database
- New: Add option databasebreak to force awstats to use a different database
history file for eache day or hour instead of month.
- New: geoip_cities plugin report the region when available.
- New: LevelForBrowsersDetection can accept value 'allphones' to use file
browsers_phone.pm instead of browsers.pm file for AWStats database. This
file is specialized in phone/pda browsers.
- Qual: geoip plugin now uses open instead of new to allow use of different
path for datafiles instead of default. This allow use of personalised path
for database file.
- New: LogFormat=2 can now change its value dynamically if logformat change.
- New: Add way to set ArchiveLogRecords with same tags than LogFile to add
suffix to archive log files.
- New: Add option SectionsToBeSaved (to ask AWStats to save only particular
sections).... read more

Posted by Laurent Destailleur (Eldy) 2005-08-21

AWStats 6.4 final is ready

This release is a Security Fix.
It also add minor new features.

Fixes:
- Fix security hole that allowed a user to read log file content even when plugin rawlog was not enabled.
- Fix a possible use of AWStats for a DoS attack.
- Fix errors for setup to analyze media servers.
- If there is no referer field in the log format, do not use them in the errors reports.
- Label of real player ("media player", not "audio player")
- configdir option was broken on windows servers (Pb on Sanitize function on windows local use).
- Minor fixes.
- Fix: [ 1094056 ] Bad html-output for maillogs
- Fix: [ 1094060 ] More bad html/xml output
- Fix: [ 1100550 ] Missing flag icon for euskera
- Fix: [ 1111817 ] AllowToUpdateStatsFromBrowser defaults to 1 contrary to docs... read more

Posted by Laurent Destailleur (Eldy) 2005-03-16

AWStats 6.3 final is ready

AWStats 6.3 final is ready

I am pleased to announce that AWStats 6.3 final has been released.

Version 6.3 is an update that fix a recently discovered but major security hole.
You can download 6.3 from AWStats official web site: http://awstats.sourceforge.net

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE THE UPGRADE:

Nothing

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW AFTER THE UPGRADE:

Nothing

WHAT'S NEW IN THIS VERSION

New features/improvements:
- Added the geoip_isp_maxmind and geoip_org_maxmind plugin to allow reports by ISP and Organizations.
- Details firefox versions.
- webmin module: Report GeoIP databases versions.
- Support keywords detection for search engines that store search key inside url instead of parameters. This means AWStats can now detect keywords from search engines like a9.com... read more

Posted by Laurent Destailleur (Eldy) 2005-01-28

AWStats 6.2 final is ready

AWStats 6.2 final is ready

I am pleased to announce that AWStats 6.2 final has been released.

Version 6.2 is an update that fix minor bugs and add new features.
You can download 6.2 from AWStats official web site: http://awstats.sourceforge.net

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE THE UPGRADE:

Nothing

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW AFTER THE UPGRADE:

Nothing

WHAT'S NEW IN THIS VERSION

New features/improvements:
- awstats_updateall.pl: Added -excludeconf option
- Allow plugins to add entry in menu.
- Allow plugins to add charts with its own way to compile data inside
the update process.
- Added the geoip_region_maxmind and geoip_city_maxmind plugins.
- maillogconvert.pl: Support postfix 2.1 that change its log
format using NOQUEUE string instead of a number for mails that are
rejected before being queued.
- Little speed improvments.
- Counts javascript disabled browsers (A new MiscTracker feature).
- When a direct access to last line is successfull, awstats is directly
in mode "NewLine". No need to find a more recent record for this. This
means the NotSortedRecordTolerance works even between end and start
of updates.
- You can use a particular not used field in your log file to build
a personalized report with the ExtraSection feature. Just use a personalized
log format and use the tag %extraX (where X is a number) to name field you
want to use, then, in ExtraSection parmaters, you can use extraX to tell
wich info to use to extract data for building the chart.
- Support method "put" when analyzing ftp log files.
- Added a bold style around current day/month in label of charts.... read more

Posted by Laurent Destailleur (Eldy) 2004-12-11

New version of browsers database for Wap, Imod web servers

A new file for Wap, Imod web sites is available for download on AWStats contrib page. This will add detail of each phone model used to browse your site instead of only constructor name, in browser report chart.

Posted by Laurent Destailleur (Eldy) 2004-06-19

AWStats 6.1 final has been released

AWStats 6.1 final is ready

I am pleased to announce that AWStats 6.1 final has been released.

Version 6.1 is an update that fix minor bugs and add new features.
You can download 6.1 from AWStats official web site: http://awstats.sourceforge.net

One of the most important changes are:
- Possibility to build AWStats database in XML (XSD format is provided in tools/xslt directory).
- The fix of install for MAC OS users and webmin users.
- Perl 5.8.4 support
- Better support for mail and ftp analysis.
- Other minor new features... read more

Posted by Laurent Destailleur (Eldy) 2004-05-15

AWStats 6.1 Beta is ready

Fixes:
- Fixed a problem of not working misc feature when using IIS and
when URLWithQuery was set to 0.
- Now all non ISO-8859-1 languages are shown correctly even with
Apache2, whatever is the value of the AddDefaultCharset directive.
- Some plugins broke the xhtml output.
- Fixed wrong results for compression ratios when using mod_gzip and
%gzip_ratio tag.
- Fixed old bug showing string "SCALAR(0x8badae4)" inside html reports
when using mod_perl.
- Fixed the not allowed GET method when LogType=S.
- maillogconvert.pl: Better management of error records with sendmail
and postfix (some "reject" records were discarded).
- maillogconvert.pl: Fixed important bug where records were discarded
when server name was a FQDN.
- configure.pl: Now works also on Mac OS X
- configure.pl: If /etc/awstats directory does not exist, try to
create it. If /etc/awstats.model.conf not found on Linux, try to
find it in cgi-bin directory.
- Fixed some bugs when BuildReportOutput is set to xhtml (rawlog plugin)
plugin.
- Number of shown lines were one more than required (rawlog plugin).... read more

Posted by Laurent Destailleur (Eldy) 2004-04-03

AWStats 6.0 Beta launched

Fixes:
- Fixed bug 599388: Search engines are not detected if domain is IP address.
- Fixed bug 711758.
- Fixed bug 812681: bad case for ENV expansion in awstats.conf.
- Fixed bug 813908: Incomplete documentation
- Fixed bug 816267: onedigit dayofmonth breaks syslog regex
- Fixed bug 817287,830458: wrong regexp in Read_DNS_Cache subroutine
- Fixed bug 817388: lib/referer_spam.pm & lib/robots.pm
- Fixed bug 818704: Warning in IPv6 plugin when no reverse DNS
- Fixed bug 841877: regex bug for parsing log lines
- Fixed bug 846365: relative path not working for DirData.
- Fixed value for ValueSMTPCodes if not defined in config file.
- Fixed pb when country code is not same than lang code (example: estonian has lang code 'et' and country code 'ee').
- Replaced Kb/visits to Kb/mails for mail log analysis.
- Remove some warnings that appears when running perl -W
- Other minor bugs (814970,823064,823323,831438,836315).
- Fixed bug in counting hits for miscellanous and clusters chart when a temporary flush was done on disk during a long update.
- ExtraSections now works on all records whatever is the status code.
- Click on "Summary" now returns to top of page even with rawlog plugin.
- Fix in log parsing that should reduce dropped records to only records that match a dropping criteria (SkipFiles, Skip..., Only...).
- Click on "Summary" now returns to top of page even with rawlog plugin.
- Fixed AmigaVoyager detection.
- Fixed bug in SkipHosts filter for mail log files.
- Fixed not working link for search keywords/keyphrase in menu with FireBird.
- Fixed pb in loading plugins with mod_perl2.
- Fixed not found relative DirData path with some Perl/OS versions.... read more

Posted by Laurent Destailleur (Eldy) 2003-12-21

AWStats 5.9 final has been released

AWStats 5.9 final is ready

I am pleased to announce that AWStats 5.9 final has been released.

Because a lot of changes were already ready in 5.9 before I officialy release the 5.8, I decided to release directly to 5.9. Version 5.9 (that include 5.8) is an update that fix minor bugs and add new features.
You can download 5.9 from AWStats official web site: http://awstats.sourceforge.net ... read more

Posted by Laurent Destailleur (Eldy) 2003-09-25

AWStats 5.8 Beta is ready

AWStats 5.8 Beta is ready

I am pleased to announce that AWStats 5.8 beta is ready.

Version 5.8 is an update that fix some bugs and add new features.

This new version is for the moment a beta version. If you
look for a stable version, please use 5.7.

You can download 5.8 beta from AWStats official web site:
http://awstats.sourceforge.net
Beta version is available in tgz package only.... read more

Posted by Laurent Destailleur (Eldy) 2003-09-12

AWStats 5.7 final has been released

AWStats 5.7 final is ready

I am pleased to announce that AWStats 5.7 final has been released.
Version 5.7 is an update that fix minor bugs and add new features.
You can download 5.7 from AWStats official web site: http://awstats.sourceforge.net

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE THE UPGRADE:

Nothing

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW AFTER THE UPGRADE:

You should remove the "robots.txt" and "favicon.ico" entries in the SkipFiles parameter in your config files after updgrading from 5.5 or previous to 5.7. The ShowLinksToWhoIs parameter has been removed. You must enable the plugin 'hostinfo' to get the same result, if it was used.... read more

Posted by Laurent Destailleur (Eldy) 2003-08-23

AWStats 5.7 Beta is ready

AWStats 5.7 Beta is ready

I am pleased to announce that AWStats 5.7 beta is ready.

Version 5.7 is an update that fix minor bugs and add new features.

This new version is for the moment a beta version. If you
look for a stable version, please use 5.6.

You can download 5.7 beta from AWStats official web site:
http://awstats.sourceforge.net
Beta version is available in tgz package only.... read more

Posted by Laurent Destailleur (Eldy) 2003-08-04

AWStats 5.6 final has been released

AWStats 5.6 final is ready

I am pleased to announce that AWStats 5.6 final has been released.
Version 5.6 is an update that fix minor bugs and add new features.
You can download 5.6 from AWStats official web site: http://awstats.sourceforge.net

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE THE UPGRADE:

Nothing

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW AFTER THE UPGRADE:

You should remove the "robots.txt" and "favicon.ico" entries in the SkipFiles parameter in your config files after updgrading to 5.6.... read more

Posted by Laurent Destailleur (Eldy) 2003-06-28

AWStats 5.6 Beta is ready

AWStats 5.6 Beta is ready

I am pleased to announce that AWStats 5.6 beta is ready.

Version 5.6 is an update that fix minor bugs and add new features.

This new version is for the moment a beta version. If you look for a stable version, please use 5.5.

You can download 5.6 beta from AWStats official web site:
http://awstats.sourceforge.net
Beta version is available in tgz package only. ... read more

Posted by Laurent Destailleur (Eldy) 2003-06-15

AWStats 5.5 final has been released

AWStats 5.5 final is ready

I am pleased to announce that AWStats 5.5 final has been released.
Version 5.5 is an update that fix minor bugs and add new features.
You can download 5.5 from AWStats official web site:
http://awstats.sourceforge.net

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE TO UPGRADE:

Note 1:
Old deprecated values for -lang option (-lang=0, -lang=1...) has been
removed. Use -lang=code_language instead (-lang=en, -lang=fr, ...).
Note 2:
Old deprecated -month=year option must be replaced by -month=all when
used on command line.
Note 3:
The tooltips feature is now stored into the plugin "tooltips". So you
must enable this plugin by adding the line
LoadPlugin="tooltips"
into the config file, to have tooltips enabled. ... read more

Posted by Laurent Destailleur (Eldy) 2003-05-25

AWStats 5.5 Beta is ready

AWStats 5.5 Beta is ready

I am pleased to announce that AWStats 5.5 beta is ready.

Version 5.5 is an update that fix minor bugs and add new features.

This new version is for the moment a beta version. If you look for a stable version, please use 5.4.

You can download 5.5 beta from AWStats official web site:
http://awstats.sourceforge.net
Beta version is available in tgz package only. ... read more

Posted by Laurent Destailleur (Eldy) 2003-05-03