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Parse Cloudfront logs for add-on user stats #4
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Jul 18, 2018
thanks this is badly needed. We (add-on devs) have to make a lot of hard decisions for the future when we commit to a maxver for the 60.3 release. A lot of it is "guess what's going away?".I have already been cut by Postbox deciding to drop 3rd party addons in 5.52b6
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Nov 5, 2018
ADU stats should now be available, including data back to July 20th, the first full day that the site was up.
This does not include downloads because those rely on a different server, which currently has Cloudflare in front of it and so we don't have access to logs. I plan to change this eventually but it will be a couple of months probably.
There's a similar situation with personas/lightweight themes, which ping a completely different server that we currently aren't running. Updates on these seemed pretty low value, since they rarely get updated and can't really "break". I do have a plan to put these on the same servers as versioncheck(which is different from the way AMO runs them), but again not super high priority.
Complete Themes like TT DeepDark use the regular addon update server and so they do have ADUs tracked.
Only a guess on my part but I've noticed that they post at irregular times, and there was a big lag over the winter holidays so I'm guessing they are not fully automated since they are newly revived and there is some sort of staffing thing going on. Curious if I am right? If so I obviously want fresh stats but I also hope everyone's alright. Cheers.
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I rewrote stats stuff so that it all runs on one machine with every part triggered by one script now. It was flaky before because there were several machines in different places involved. The stats script runs at 12pm PT now for the day before(so, 1 hour before this comment, it ran for March 28th) and stats should be updated by 12:15 in the worst case.
I'm going to close this, as it's gotten a bit ridiculously long and the actual bug was solved a long time ago. I opened #80 for download stats tracking just so it isn't completely forgotten, but I'm not planning to work on it any time soon.