Hi Rasmus, I presume you're talking about this: https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/Development/GSoC/Ideas_without_a_mentor#LibreOffice_appliances ?
Rasmus Jonsson wrote: > When you say "when connected/ disconnected to/ from LAN", are you > envisioning a system where the Pi operator would plug in an Ethernet > cable, visit the URL on the screen (accessible only on the local > network), upload a file, and then pull out the cable? What about WiFi? > Could there be a solution for both? > Yep, exactly as you've described it - feel free to come up with good ideas how to design interaction for e.g. Wifi or bluetooth - if you got the hardware to implement that. > Since you mention a Python's httplib, I'm assuming you're not > envisioning this functionality as being part of the main LibreOffice > program (HTTP server, file upload, detect network connection, cycle > through presentations), but rather as a separate project which executes > LibreOffice and controls it remotely. This is how I believe it should/ > would be done. > Yep, no point in needlessly reimplementing the wheel. OTOH, there _should_ be LibreOffice core work included in this task. ;) > There is already a binary package available for Raspbian, and as far as > I can tell there is already some functionality in LO/ Impress for > remote control over TCP, although it is apparently only available in > experimental mode so would require more work: > > https://cgit.freedesktop.org/libreoffice/core/tree/sd/README_REMOTE > https://cgit.freedesktop.org/libreoffice/core/tree/sd/source/ui/ > remotecontrol/Server.cxx > Correct. > Using this already-existing interface one could get all the requested > features, it seems. Perhaps there are some other ways of controlling > LibreOffice/ Impress externally that I don't know about. > There's also bluetooth, but that's just a different transport for the same protocol. > As for uploading files, I think you're suggesting a simple website > with file uploads for the "shop slide display", for the "conference > display server" some slightly more complex playlist manager would > be needed (add, remove, sort pdfs/odfs). All through a website > interface? > Yep, that would be easiest & most flexible - can't assume people would have touch screens for that sort of setup (or they hang it from the ceiling & its a pain to reach). Consider me interested in mentoring that, I'm thorsten on IRC. Cheers, -- Thorsten
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