[Inx] [Inx-devel] Snapshot INX 'Unstable' iso on the server

Peter Garrett inx-one at optusnet.com.au
Sat Nov 22 07:54:17 PST 2008

On Sat, Nov 22, 2008 at 06:39:31PM +1100, Samson Wong wrote:
> On Sun, Nov 16, 2008 at 4:46 AM, Peter Garrett <inx-one at optusnet.com.au>wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> >  A "Snapshot" iso is now on the main server.
> Great! Downloading and testing it. Now onto the results.

> > **** New Stuff ***
> >
> > * Defaults to 1024x768 resolution at vga=791
> Works. I think the credit/about/advanced etc page is slightly off centre?
> Only nitpicking though, everything still is visible and other pages appear
> to be fine.

Yes, the screens were set up to look best in 800x600, but now I think
a re-design might be in order.

> > * If you boot the CD on a laptop, it should not turn numlock on by
> >  default. It should turn it on for desktop computers.

> Lovely. No getting surprises any more with strange character showing up
> cause I forgot numlock was on. =)

Right - several people commented on this problem on IRC, hence the fix
(assuming it works) ;-)

> > * The "Random Radio" and "Radio" menus now use a new "Player"
> >   interface. 

> Nice for forgetful types like me. Though with shoutcast results page shown,
> it allows the user to choose other related radio stations if they didn't
> like the one being played? (Actually scratch that; elinks gets a "file not
> found" when you try to choose to play the other stations in the results
> list. - An elinks limitation I guess?)

No, that page is local - it's grabbed and saved in ~/.plait (this is
the way plait does it), so clicking relative links on that local page
doesn't "work".

> Going back to random radio generally, though somewhat related to the above:
> Is it possible for random radio to be truly random? E.g. it chooses a random
> radio station from the shoutcast results list of the search term. It plays a
> different station each time...

Have a look at the excellent Plait docs - it even cooks pizza and
makes coffee... No idea if it will do genuinely random results. I
doubt it, but perhaps David Symons can enlighten us :)

> > * "Playinx" now uses a similar interface, so if you click a stream link
> >   in elinks it should offer to open it either in mocp or playinx. 

> I tried this, playing the "What is INX" video. I'll try to describe what
> happened...
> I was typing this email on tty1 while doing the above on tty2. I went back
> to tty1 while letting elinks download the video. When the video was
> downloaded, and began to play..my email screen was "covered" by the video.

Yup, the frame buffer uses the foreground tty...

> (I'm guessing its because mplayer plays movies full screen by default). I

No, it's the framebuffer...

> did not see the new interface, where was it meant to appear? (This email was
> actually a retype, cause in my panic I ctrl-c... losing my original email.)

With video, all you would see is a brief splash of a green figlet
saying "Playinx" before the actual video starts. With music you see
either "Plaitinx" when using Random Radio (Plait fron end), or
"Playinx" fro other music. In either case you see the controls in a
"box" below the heading.


> I do test these things! Keep up the good work.

Thanks for the testing! Much to think about and try to improve...
It all helps.


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