IRC logs continuity after BotBot.me shutdown
obara.justin at gmail.com
Mon Sep 24 11:12:39 UTC 2018
Thanks for taking this on and working to ensure that continuity of our
logs. Two requests, which you may already be working on:
- combine the botbot logs with the ones from fluid-log so that we have a
single place to find everything
- can you output the list of logs (e.g.
http://irc-logs.fluidproject.org/%23fluid-work/ ) with the most recent
at the top and/or break them out by year/month/day so that the we don’t
have a very long page of logs eventually?
Are the logs captured in any sort of data structure, or is the logger just
literally copying all of the text?
On September 21, 2018 at 5:07:31 PM, Harnum, Alan (aharnum at ocadu.ca) wrote:
As many of you know already, the (free) BotBot.me logging service we use to
log our IRC channels is shutting down in early November:
PLANS FOR PRESERVING THE LAST SEVERAL YEARS OF LOGS
I’ve been in contact with the BotBot.me operators and they provided me with
a script to download our logs in bulk. I’ve done this already once to make
sure it works, and will do it again closer to the time of shutdown.
The logs are extremely basic (a single large text dump for each channel)
and will likely require some parsing and re-presentation to be useful. If
anyone is interested in seeing the raw logs now, let me know and I can
share a private GitHub repo with you.
PLANS FOR IRC LOGGING GOING FORWARD
The plan for logging continuity at the moment is to run a simple logging
bot and serve its log through a web server. This is basic but can be
executed with reasonable speed so we’ve got some overlap between this
solution and the BotBot shutdown in order to work out any challenges with
this approach. We can look into
The bot is called “fluid-bot” and the (plaintext) logs are visible right
now at http://irc-logs.fluidproject.org/ - please keep in mind this
approach is still experimental and I can’t guarantee they’ll be
comprehensive at this point – there’ll be some gaps in the next week as I
work out any issues.
Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns with this approach.
SENIOR INCLUSIVE DEVELOPER
INCLUSIVE DESIGN RESEARCH CENTRE, OCAD UNIVERSITY
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