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geirgp

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Remote API
« on: December 09, 2009, 09:44:58 am »
Hi,

Is there a remote api I can use if I want to develop native applications for handheld devices like the iPhone/Android ?

Thanks,

Geir

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Re: Remote API
« Reply #1 on: December 09, 2009, 02:31:38 pm »
There isn't a "remote" API, so to speak. Everything in this system speaks DCE, and there is a library in our source tree that handles this.

However, Mobile Orbiters are special, as they are basically dumb terminals, which use a protocol known as BD, to send keypresses and recieve screen images which are displayed by the phone. Essentially all the fat logic is handled by the core.

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geirgp

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Re: Remote API
« Reply #2 on: April 13, 2010, 03:25:16 pm »
I am interested in writing client applications to read data from - and control LinuxMCE. What would it take to make this data and controls available in an open API using for instance XML or JSON?

I very experience Java architect/programmer, yet not so bewandered in the C/C++ world (but still enough to make smaller changes, and maybe more later on). If someone would give me the necessary pointers (not very familiar with the LinuxMCE codebase) I am more than happy to start looking into this.


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Geir

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Re: Remote API
« Reply #3 on: April 13, 2010, 11:15:08 pm »
Seen these links? http://forum.linuxmce.org/index.php?topic=9818.msg67819#msg67819

Might be a good starting point.

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Re: Remote API
« Reply #4 on: April 13, 2010, 11:26:27 pm »
you could use the RPC plugin for json/http, too.

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Re: Remote API
« Reply #5 on: April 14, 2010, 04:13:28 pm »
Hari, is there any documentation on the RPC plug-in?  What is its development/stability status?

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Re: Remote API
« Reply #6 on: April 14, 2010, 07:22:57 pm »
use the source luke :-)
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Re: Remote API
« Reply #7 on: April 14, 2010, 07:46:39 pm »
Thanks wise guy.  ;)

Is RPC Plug-in included in new installations?  Is the interface considered "complete" or are key pieces still undergoing changes?