Graphs showing daily proofreading activity
- From: Lars Aronsson <lars@[redacted]>
- Subject: Graphs showing daily proofreading activity
- Date: Sun, 3 Jun 2007 19:32:20 +0200 (CEST)
Since you seldom hear anything from Project Runeberg, you might
have concluded that we're dead now. But this is wrong. Even
though less books are added, we still have people actively
proofreading the pages we scanned before. Compared to PGDP.net,
our system is more wiki-like (less workflow oriented) and our
volunteer proofreaders can jump to any page they like, resulting
in fewer completed books.
Just like a wiki, we have a page listing the recent changes,
This page is generated by a little Perl script, that reads a log
file, where our proofreading script adds a line each time a page
is proofread. Other scripts (upload, metadata updates, etc.) also
write their changes to the same log.
Since our webserver runs Debian Linux, it was very easy to install
"Munin", a free software for system performance diagrams. And it
was also easy to write a Munin plugin that reads our recent
changes log file, displaying the number of edits per hour, each
category of changes having its own color,
As you can see, we average 4 whole pages per hour over the last
week, and 3 minor edits per hour. This week also seem to have 0.1
new works (scanned and) uploaded per hour, which isn't too bad.
Between midnight and 6 AM (local Swedish time) there is almost no
The traditional Munin graphs display the performance and usage of
our server's components: processor, RAM, disk, network bandwidth,
Old UNIX sysadmins will recognize Munin as an "MRTG" replacement.
More information about Munin is found here,
PGDP.net of course has it's own system for graphs, showing
activity per user and team.
Lars Aronsson (lars@[redacted]
Project Runeberg - free Nordic literature - http://runeberg.org/