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bouton
2005-12-14, 03:32
I am somewhat confused between whatis happening where in streaming, the remote control, the gui etc.

What I'd like is a nicer GUI for the few times I use that interface to control my two slimp3s. I am in the process of writing one (and learning perl with my background in php) that I think would meet my needs. Then someone pointed out Jinzara which says it works with slimserver via streaming. What does that mean? I can use Jinzara as a GUI to control playlists, library etc, then also use my remote control to move back and forth between songs, search from slimp3 etc.

Is that right? If so maybe I should concentrate on getting jinzara to do what I want (ie adding slimserver settings etc, rather that start from re-learning perl etc as my brain is getting too full these days what with xml,javascript,ajax,php,sql,...)

thanks
Katherine

bouton
2005-12-15, 02:57
guess i'll stay confused then

mherger
2005-12-15, 03:12
> guess i'll stay confused then

You might want to ask the Jinzara authors about their integration with
slimserver.

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bouton
2005-12-15, 06:25
might do - but still trying to understand the difference between a slimserver gui and jinzara.
If i want to try my hand at writing a skin -- and want to writeit in php -- is it better to start with Jinzara and add slimserver bits - or write a php slimserver skin.

see my drift?

thanks

mherger
2005-12-15, 06:58
> If i want to try my hand at writing a skin -- and want to writeit in
> php -- is it better to start with Jinzara and add slimserver bits - or
> write a php slimserver skin.

You can't simply write a skin in php as slimserver (which is your
webserver) doesn't support php. You'd have to handle all the logic of the
interface yourself using the CLI. If Jinzara already has done this, you'll
be better off contacting them. If you want to take the plunge, you'll also
have to set up your own web server running php. And learn a lot about php
and the slimserver CLI ;-)

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bouton
2005-12-15, 07:07
ahhh - gotcha. lightbulb.

i have the jinzara class and the slim.class so will look at those.

do you know if the server settings are available via CLI?

mherger
2005-12-15, 07:17
> do you know if the server settings are available via CLI?

Yes:

pref <prefname> <prefvalue|?>

See http://yourserver:9000/html/docs/cli-api.html


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