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1 Infopoint HTML Viewer
2 =====================
3
4 The Infopoint HTML Viewer is a light-weight, full screen viewer for web pages.
5 As the name indicates, it is primarily focused on machines whose one and only
6 purpose it is to display web pages (like network monitors, stock charts, or
7 news).
8
9 Screenshots
10 -----------
11
12 <div class="gallery">
13 [[!img defaults size="150x"]]
14 [[!img infopoint-html/default.png alt="Default view after installation"
15 caption="Default view after installation"]]
16 [[!img infopoint-html/customized.png alt="View of a customized web site"
17 caption="View of a customized web site"]]
18 </div>
19
20 How does it work?
21 -----------------
22
23 The software is built on
24 [XULRunner](https://developer.mozilla.org/en/XULRunner), the same framework
25 Mozilla uses for Firefox and Thunderbird. It starts on system boot and simply
26 displays a borderless window with the full size of the display, containing
27 the contents of the web page you configured.
28
29 Due to its XULRunner ancestry, the Infopoint HTML Viewer can show any content
30 that your good old Firefox can show, including `http://`, `ftp://` and
31 `file://` URLs,
32 <abbr title="(Extensible) Hypertext Markup Language">(X)HTML</abbr> with (or
33 without) JavaScript and <abbr title="Cascading Style Sheets">CSS</abbr>,
34 <abbr title="Extensible Markup Language">XML</abbr>/<abbr
35 title="Extensible Stylesheet Language">XSL</abbr> documents, pictures and
36 plain text.
37
38 Cool, what do I have to do?
39 ---------------------------
40
41 * Get a machine with a network connection and a big display
42 * Install a fresh [Debian](http://debian.org/distrib) system on it (“base”
43 package set is totally sufficient)
44 * Add my Debian repository (instructions [[here|projects/wilhelm-gym-repo]])
45 * Install the Infopoint HTML Viewer: `aptitude install infopoint-html`
46 * Configure the URL you want to display: edit `/etc/default/infopoint-html`
47 and change the `URL` option. Also be sure to set `AUTOSTART="yes"`.
48 * `/etc/init.d/infopoint-html start`, or simply reboot.
49 * Voilà!
50
51 Resources
52 ---------
53
54 TODO: add License information
55
56 * Source and issue tracker can be found on
57 [GitHub](https://github.com/rohieb/infopoint-html). Feel free to fork :-)
58 * <a href="http://flattr.com/thing/149643/Infopoint-HTML-Viewer"
59 target="_blank" style="vertical-align:middle">
60 <img src="http://api.flattr.com/button/flattr-badge-large.png"
61 alt="Flattr this" title="Flattr this" border="0" /></a>
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