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task #5648: Reassigned item: better mldonkey_submit

Submitted by:  Dennis Nezic <dennisne>
Submitted on:  Mon 12 Jun 2006 08:20:11 PM UTC  
 
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Mon 12 Jun 2006 08:20:11 PM UTC, comment #6:

This item has been reassigned from the project mldonkey, a multi-networks file-sharing client patch tracker to your tracker.

The original report is still available at patch #4536

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[field #0] Item ID: 4536
[field #1] Group ID: 1409
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[field #6] Category: Improved interfaces
[field #7] Submitted by: dennisne
[field #8] Assigned to: None
[field #9] Submitted on: Mittwoch 19.10.2005 um 19:12
[field #10] Summary: better mldonkey_submit
[field #11] Original Submission: it is a shell script (instead of the previous perl script), that accepts any link (torrent, http, ftp, ed2k, etc. -- assuming the network is enabled), and sends it to a running mldonkey via the http interface.

a big advantage to it, besides accepting any link, is it can prompt the user visually of mldonkey s response, and thus can integrate well with web browsers. (btw, if using firefox, i highly recommend using the download-with extension, http://downloadwith.mozdev.org, to send links to this script).

it uses xmessage for visual prompting (if no console exists), perl to uri_escape the url, and wget to perform the http interaction.

i m not sure how cross-platform this is =)

the main potential problem with it, is how to pass login information. the previous script simply did not allow this! it hard-coded the "admin" user, but left the password blank. this script uses gentoo s /etc/conf.d/mldonkey, which contains all the necessary login info (USERNAME, PASSWORD, SERVER, PORT). i like this option, as it provides a central location for such preferences, and makes security easier to manage. this way, anybody can execute the script, but only those with read permission to the config file can use it.

for other distributions, we can probably add an extra preference to specify which config file to use.
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spiralvoice <spiralvoice>
Project Administrator
Mon 12 Jun 2006 08:20:10 PM UTC, comment #5:

moved to task tracker for later discussion

spiralvoice <spiralvoice>
Project Administrator
Tue 09 May 2006 05:38:02 PM UTC, comment #4:

test

spiralvoice <spiralvoice>
Project Administrator
Thu 09 Mar 2006 11:33:07 PM UTC, comment #3:

upon further consideration, i think the script that mldonkey outputs should only serve as a template, and each user should be expected to manually copy it to wherever he chooses, and edit it appropriately. gentoo's /etc/conf.d/mldonkey only specifies admin login info, and this may not always be what we want -- for example, in a multi-user environment, we probably don't want to give every user admin rights to mldonkey.

this is also a good idea, because (at least in my case), mldonkey runs on a separate server computer .. and i don't have it installed on my personal one (i use the web interface to control it) .. so, i would have to copy/edit my own submission script anyways.

the main point of this patch was to make other users' experiences easier (by having a pre-made script), so they don't have to waste time writing their own link submission scripts. to this day i'm not sure what the preferred method of doing this is -- i'm inclined to think that the majority of users have to jump through hoops to submit links to mldonkey. my guess is they have to manually open mldonkey's http or gui, and manually enter the links that way. i remember trying a firefox extension, but it only worked with ed2k:// files -- not with others such as regular torrent files. this script is a lot more flexible. users can use it in their own scripts to submit links, or via firefox with the downloadwith extension, etc.

so, i would suggest we make a template script for each supported platform. the attached one should work in most of the ones you listed, no? perhaps users of those other platforms could post a revised script for their own systems?..

Dennis Nezic <dennisne>
Mon 06 Feb 2006 09:52:20 PM UTC, comment #2:

Your patch is a good idea, but

"i'm not sure how cross-platform this is =)"

thats a big problem as MLDonkey supports a big variety of platforms, like
- Windows (Cygwin, MinGW)
- Linux
- Free-/Net-/Open-BSD
- Solaris
- Mac OS X
- HP-UX
- MorphOS
- BeOS

and maybe more.

spiralvoice <spiralvoice>
Project Administrator
Fri 28 Oct 2005 03:37:32 PM UTC, comment #1:

this update makes the graphical prompt appear whenever $DISPLAY is defined. before, $TERM was checked, but i don't think there is any standard way of checking for "non-terminals" (like when the script is called via firefox). For example, when I first wrote the script, TERM was "dumb". Now it is "linux".

Dennis Nezic <dennisne>
Mon 12 Jun 2006 08:20:11 PM UTC, original submission:

it is a shell script (instead of the previous perl script), that accepts any link (torrent, http, ftp, ed2k, etc. -- assuming the network is enabled), and sends it to a running mldonkey via the http interface.

a big advantage to it, besides accepting any link, is it can prompt the user visually of mldonkey's response, and thus can integrate well with web browsers. (btw, if using firefox, i highly recommend using the download-with extension, http://downloadwith.mozdev.org, to send links to this script).

it uses xmessage for visual prompting (if no console exists), perl to uri_escape the url, and wget to perform the http interaction.

i'm not sure how cross-platform this is =)

the main potential problem with it, is how to pass login information. the previous script simply did not allow this! it hard-coded the "admin" user, but left the password blank. this script uses gentoo's /etc/conf.d/mldonkey, which contains all the necessary login info (USERNAME, PASSWORD, SERVER, PORT). i like this option, as it provides a central location for such preferences, and makes security easier to manage. this way, anybody can execute the script, but only those with read permission to the config file can use it.

for other distributions, we can probably add an extra preference to specify which config file to use.

Dennis Nezic <dennisne>

 

Attached Files
file #9625:  my_mldonkey_submit added by dennisne (520B - application/octet-stream - manually specifies the login information)
file #7506:  mldonkey-2.6.5.better_mldonkey_submit.patch added by dennisne (2kB - text/x-patch - displays graphical prompt only if $DISPLAY)

 

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