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Andrew Lucas
2003-11-14, 10:00
Sorry, please ignore the below, its working now, or at least its being
recognised in the list at least.

Thanks.


>From: "Andrew Lucas" <alucas1966 (AT) hotmail (DOT) com>
>Reply-To: SLIMP3 Discussion <discuss (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com>
>To: discuss (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com
>Subject: [slim] plugins
>Date: Fri, 14 Nov 2003 16:51:42 +0000
>
>Hey,
>
>This pointy clicky person has just managed to get the perl version of the
>server running on a win2k machine! Quite how I am not sure but it seems to
>be working..
>
>Issue is the winamp plug in is still not being recognised, I downloaded
>ActivePerl 5.8.0.806.
>
>Some of the commentary mentions missing modules, I guess this is the
>case,how do I figure out whats missing and where do I find them.
>
>Thanks
>
>
>
>
>>From: Jack Coates <jack (AT) monkeynoodle (DOT) org>
>>Reply-To: SLIMP3 Discussion <discuss (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com>
>>To: SLIMP3 Discussion <discuss (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com>
>>Subject: [slim] plugins
>>Date: Thu, 13 Nov 2003 19:43:56 -0800
>>
>>Alright, just signed up for the developer's list and will move there
>>after my confirmation comes in.
>>
>>all true, but I think what Jason's suggesting is a way to get the
>>modules hooked in without the user needing to know it's being done... so
>>that the pointy-clicky crowd can get plugins without having to do
>>anything more than click "save-as".
>>
>>Maybe a plugins package? I see this done with gkrellm, nagios --
>>basically a collection of the most popular & useful plugins together
>>with the CPAN modules they'll require?
>>
>>
>>
>>On Thu, 2003-11-13 at 17:34, Craig Brannan wrote:
>> > I think one of the easiest suggestions would be for the plugin
>> > developers to document the required plugins at the beginning of the
>> > perl file. Some have been kind enough to do this - while others provide
>> > little assistance in this regard.
>> >
>> > I've had no problems loading required CPAN modules in OSX and have the
>> > plugins I'm really interested in running flawlessly.
>> >
>> > But there have also been a few that would have been nice to try-out,
>> > but without any documentation on the module dependencies up front, I've
>> > given them a pass.
>> >
>> > Craig.
>> >
>> > On Nov 13, 2003, at 5:34 PM, Kevin Deane-Freeman wrote:
>> >
>> > > If that's true, it should be very easy to get the plugins to work.
>> > > Its just not
>> > > automatic. It isn't an automatic thing in Linux either. You do
>>still
>> > > have to
>> > > know what modules are needed and run perl -MCPAN -e "install
>> > > module.pm", and
>> > > hope it will work. :)
>> > >
>> > > If plugin writers can include them easily, it will hopefully simplify
>> > > the
>> > > process. Alternatively, if the server can manage to report what is
>> > > missing, in
>> > > a nice readable message, it would help too. Currently, you have to
>> > > run at
>> > > command line and watch it barf about required modules.
>> > >
>> > > -kdf
>> >
>> >