We developed Scone in hope of having a stable, full-featured framework to build and evaluate navigation tools. Scone was put under the GNU GPL to allow other developers in the field of Web usability and hypertext research to easily use and enhance Scone. The latest version is 1.2.1 (see below), which is distributed as a .zip-file containing the sources, a binary-only .jar file and most necessary libraries.
It has been tested with the following browsers:
Most functions are supported on all these platforms and browsers. However, the access logging and the browser control works best on the Internet Explorer 5 to 6 and Netscape on Windows. For all other platforms only the simple AccessTracking (see Documentation) is currently available. We plan to support Mozilla as well; however, its LiveConnect implementation still has a serious bug (valid for Mozilla 1.0 - 1.7 and Firefox 1.0; Jul-2004).
Scone is available as zip-file including the following packages: MySQL Connector/J 3.1.10, the acme-tools, httpclient, htmltokenizer. See the related work page for more information.
Download Zip-File (11.5 MB) Version 1.2.1 from 2. February 2009
You also need:
You need some experience to install Scone, as you have to install and configure some other packages. If you feel competent, please follow the following steps to install Scone:
rundirectory of scone. The name of the target directory has to be
wbij45. (an directory with this name, a readme file and some essential configuration files can already be found there.)
set-variable = max_allowed_packet=16Mor for mysql 4.1 just add
max_allowed_packet=16Mto the [mysqld]-secction
setupdirectory of Scone.)
If you want to compile Scone, you have to go to the
build directory and call
./ant.sh for Unix).
build.xml-file for Scone can be found here.
Tip: It may be necessary to setup some environment variables, depending on your system configuration. Look at
setenv.bat for an example.
mysqld. Setup the Scone database fron the definitions that can be found in
setup/sconedb.sql. This can easily be done by calling
mysql scone -u root -p < sconedb.sqland
mysql scone -u root -p < setUserRights.sql
localhost:8088(if Scone runs on your local machine). It is also recommended to disable the hard disk cache of the browser and set it to "check page for update at every access". For the Internet Explorer you can find the additional registry file
setupdirectory (just double-click it).
rundirectory. In the WBI-GUI use "Plugins"->"Register..." and select scone.reg from the setup-directory.
rundirectory. Here you can select the required plugins and configure the base components of scone.
As example plugins, the StatusbarWizard from the tutorial is installed and
the RobotMonitor, which can be accessed at the virtual address
runScone.bat -gto enable WBIs GUI. This is very helpful for debugging, as the active components (MEGs) and all transferred data can be observed.
We have another version of Scone using the Poet t7 object oriented database on request.
For more Information please contact Harald Weinreich
Last Update: 02-Feb-2009