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I just released Bustle 0.2.3. The notable improvement is that you can now view a pair of D-Bus traffic logs side-by-side on the same chart. So if you've taken a trace of the session bus and the system bus, and want to see how the bus traffic matches up on the two, this is the release you've been waiting for! (If not, well, I made the ugly pink lines a more tasteful grey, and fixed some bugs you never noticed.)

While I was refactoring to support the second log, I would have liked to have been able to run Bustle in a “batch” mode to render straight to a file, and then run some kind of visual diff tool to compare the output of the branch versus the last release. Coincidentally, when I opened my inbox, I found a mail requesting the same feature! I imagine that this could come in handy for producing automated reports: maybe you'd have a weekly cron job that produces some stats about the traffic using bustle-count and, if it goes significantly up or down, sends an email to tick off or congratulate the relevant team as appropriate with an attached diagram. ;-) If anyone fancied having a crack at this, it shouldn't be too hard.


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Marius Gedminas [gedmin.as]
Oct. 29th, 2010 04:15 pm (UTC)
Do you have any screenshots?
Oct. 29th, 2010 04:59 pm (UTC)
Re: Screenshots?

There's one on the website from an older version. I've just added a new one showing the side-by-side-logs feature.

Oddly enough, Bustle isn't very photogenic, mainly because it's not very space-efficient and doesn't support filtering unwanted stuff out of the logs. Both are on the TODO list, but I rarely have time to hack on it. :(

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