Keyfrog Tar.Gz is the main package. It includes Keyfrog & Keyvis source.
Keyvis ZIP is a binary package of Keyvis -- the visualizing tool.
Keyfrog DEB is a binary package of Keyfrog -- the monitoring daemon.
Example Keyfrog run:
$ keyfrog --nb --display $DISPLAY
Generic installation instructions are described in INSTALL. Basically run:
$ ./autogen.sh ; ./configure ; make && make install
Running autogen.sh might be optional -- if `configure' already exists, skip
autogen. On the other hand, rerunning autogen.sh might help in case of
unexpected configure problems.
To include Keyvis, add --with-keyvis option to configure. It will use Ant to
build NetBeans project. You will need jars (look below) and Java developer
tools (JDK). You can also download a binary Keyvis package (it's in Java, so
binary shouldn't cause any problems).
# Using Keyfrog
# 1. Daemon - KEYFROG
Try running in foreground (keyfrog --nb, also look at --help) -- observing
keyfrog debug output makes it easy to tune configuration ~/.keyfrog/config.
When run in background, output is being redirected to /tmp/keyfrog.log.
Look at doc/sample-config. You probably want to copy it to ~/.keyfrog/config
It's easy to edit.
Keyfrog collects keyboard usage statistics into ~/.keyfrog/keyfrog.db
database (SQLite). From there, separate GUI application `Keyvis' does
computations and presents visualization.
# 2. Visualization - KEYVIS
To visualize collected data use Keyvis. Its sources are in keyvis
sub-directory. Make sure all jar files are downloaded before building
the NetBeans project (look into keyvis/README). Keyvis is installed in
/opt/keyvis by default. Make a symlink:
$ ln -s /opt/keyvis/keyvis /usr/bin
Then start Keyvis by typing `keyvis' in shell.
You can also download a binary release (zip file) from SourceForge. It
includes the jars and is ready to run.
Charts will be interesting after running keyfrog daemon for one week or more.
For more information about Keyfrog go to SourceForge project page:
# 3. RECORD extension
Keyfrog relies on RECORD extension of X11 server. On Ubuntu install packages
libxtst6, libxtst-dev -- these are for Xorg server. Other package names:
xorg-libXtst (macports). After installing, restart your desktop.
On Mac OS X the RECORD extension needs to be enabled first (restart X11 after
issuing one of the 'defaults' command):
# if you use MacPorts Xserver (Xquartz)
$ defaults write org.macports.X11 enable_test_extensions -boolean true
# if you use Apple's original Xquartz Xserver
$ defaults write org.x.X11 enable_test_extensions -boolean true
Keyfrog is capable of monitoring applications being run INSIDE ANY X11
TERMINAL. So you can track whether you use `vim' or `mc', or other console
program. This feature reads /proc file system -- so you can "only" monitor
applications that run on the same machine on which keyfrog daemon runs. The
X11 server can be remote. This feature still uses RECORD extension.