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Phil Thien
2005-01-09, 07:22
I have some general questions, like what exactly is AlienBBC? And I read the other day that the SlimServer is written in Perl and compiled into some sort of monolithic EXE for Windows. Is there a general sort of FAQ about what features are available and what they do, and maybe information about what development tools are used on the different platforms? I could keep reading the discussion for a month or two, but if I have to read many more "a user's perspective" messages, hoping to gleam a detail of how things work, then I'm going to go nuts.

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Jack Coates
2005-01-09, 08:29
Phil Thien wrote:
> I have some general questions, like what exactly is AlienBBC? And I
> read the other day that the SlimServer is written in Perl and compiled
> into some sort of monolithic EXE for Windows. Is there a general sort
> of FAQ about what features are available and what they do, and maybe
> information about what development tools are used on the different
> platforms? I could keep reading the discussion for a month or two, but
> if I have to read many more "a user's perspective" messages, hoping to
> gleam a detail of how things work, then I'm going to go nuts.
>
> Thanks!
> Phil Thien (phil (AT) cgallery (DOT) com <mailto:phil (AT) cgallery (DOT) com>)

the website is a good place to start, there is a FAQ there :)

AlienBBC is a transcoder that allows you to play Internet radio stations
that don't stream in mp3. Its menus are tailored for the BBC, but once
it's installed it can play anything with more or less success. Designed
for Linux, kind of working on OS X, there are hopes to port it to
Windows some day.

The next question is too general -- development is all Perl. ActivePerl
provides the perl2exe functionality.

--
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Riding the Emergency Third Rail Power Trip since 1996!

Daniel Cohen
2005-01-09, 09:27
On 9/1/05 at 7:29 am -0800, Jack Coates wrote
>AlienBBC is a transcoder that allows you to play Internet radio
>stations that don't stream in mp3. Its menus are tailored for the
>BBC, but once it's installed it can play anything with more or less
>success. Designed for Linux, kind of working on OS X, there are
>hopes to port it to Windows some day.

More than "kind of" working on Mac OS X. It took a lot of time (and
contributions from several people) to get it properly installed. I've
now got it working fine, but some of the instructions I gave for
installation aren't quite clear enough.
--
Daniel Cohen

Jules Taplin
2005-01-09, 10:38
Actually... If we're really picky... I'd say it's working on Linux and
OS/X, and kind-of working on Windows.

The windows release is all glued together with changes various core
things, and so it's not quite ready for primetime yet. When it is, we'll
get it released as soon as we can.

In the meantime... go looking through the developer lists, and you'll
find all the pieces you need, although not necessarily the expertise to
glue it together unless you're into this kind of stuff ;)


-- Jules


Daniel Cohen wrote:

> On 9/1/05 at 7:29 am -0800, Jack Coates wrote
>
>> AlienBBC is a transcoder that allows you to play Internet radio
>> stations that don't stream in mp3. Its menus are tailored for the
>> BBC, but once it's installed it can play anything with more or less
>> success. Designed for Linux, kind of working on OS X, there are hopes
>> to port it to Windows some day.
>
>
> More than "kind of" working on Mac OS X. It took a lot of time (and
> contributions from several people) to get it properly installed. I've
> now got it working fine, but some of the instructions I gave for
> installation aren't quite clear enough.