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Mark Lanctot
2006-02-07, 09:41
I want to start learning Perl, so I'd like to
install ActivePerl...which is, I assume, the
industry-standard Perl compiler.

See
http://www.activestate.com/Products/Download/Download.plex?id=ActivePerl

Will installing this alter SlimServer
functionality? I just want to be able to write
small programs and run them so I can learn the
language.
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Mark Lanctot
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Richie
2006-02-07, 09:53
> Will installing this alter SlimServer
> functionality? I just want to be able to write
> small programs and run them so I can learn the
> language.

No, it won't break it if you're using Windows. In fact, it is what
Slim recommend for Windows users who want to tweak their set up. I
can't comment on Linux as I don't use it.

Richard

Patrick Dixon
2006-02-07, 10:03
No.

Slimserver won't even use it unless you start slimserver.pl in a command window.

Mark Lanctot
2006-02-07, 10:04
Great, thanks.

Richie wrote:
>> Will installing this alter SlimServer
>> functionality? I just want to be able to write
>> small programs and run them so I can learn the
>> language.
>
> No, it won't break it if you're using Windows. In
fact, it is what
> Slim recommend for Windows users who want to tweak
their set up. I
> can't comment on Linux as I don't use it.
>
> Richard
>

fairyliquidizer
2006-02-07, 14:48
I installed it without problem at the weekend.

Philip Meyer
2006-02-07, 15:11
>What on Earth is the Zapped Songs Playlist? What does it do? Are the
>bits exterminated in an unusually cruel manner?
>
The song that you "zap" is appended to a playlist called "zapped" (it is automatically created if it doesn't already exist). If you "Browse Playlists", you should be able to see the playlist.

The song is also removed from the current playlist.

I believe that if you are playing a playlist that had previously been saved, the song is also permanently removed from that playlist. I've never used it in this way, so I am not entirely sure.

BTW, I am writing a plugin that kind of replaces/enhances this feature. It's early days; suggestions welcome.

Go to http://www.hergest.demon.co.uk/Music/music.html and follow the link to the PlaylistMan plugin.

Phil

Philip Meyer
2006-02-07, 16:00
>Is there a quick way to clear the Now Playing List?
Navigate on SB display to "Now Playing" menu option. Press Add button. Now playing list will be cleared.

Phil

MrC
2006-02-07, 22:05
Apropos to this activestate perl thread:

http://www.eweek.com/article2/0,1895,1920555,00.asp