converted projects/infopoint-html from original web site
authorRoland Hieber <rohieb@rohieb.name>
Sun, 27 Mar 2011 06:34:23 +0000 (08:34 +0200)
committerRoland Hieber <rohieb@rohieb.name>
Sun, 27 Mar 2011 06:34:23 +0000 (08:34 +0200)
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+Software Projects
+=================
+
+* [[projects/geojackal]] – A geocache management database
+* [[projects/infopoint-html]] – A full screen web page viewer for info terminals
+
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+Infopoint HTML Viewer
+=====================
+
+The Infopoint HTML Viewer is a light-weight, full screen viewer for web pages. 
+As the name indicates, it is primarily focused on machines whose one and only 
+purpose it is to display web pages (like network monitors, stock charts, or 
+news).
+
+[[!img defaults size="200x"]]
+[[!img infopoint-html/default.png alt="Default view after installation"
+  alt="Default view after installation"]]
+[[!img infopoint-html/customized.png alt="View of a customized web site"
+  alt="View of a customized web site"]]
+
+How does it work?
+-----------------
+
+The software is built on 
+[XULRunner](https://developer.mozilla.org/en/XULRunner), the same framework 
+Mozilla uses for Firefox and Thunderbird. It starts on system boot and simply 
+displays a borderless window with the full size of the display, containing 
+the contents of the web page you configured.
+
+Due to its XULRunner ancestry, the Infopoint HTML Viewer can show any content 
+that your good old Firefox can show, including `http://`, `ftp://` and 
+`file://` URLs, 
+<abbr title="(Extensible) Hypertext Markup Language">(X)HTML</abbr> with (or 
+without) JavaScript and <abbr title="Cascading Style Sheets">CSS</abbr>, 
+<abbr title="Extensible Markup Language">XML</abbr>/<abbr 
+title="Extensible Stylesheet Language">XSL</abbr> documents, pictures and 
+plain text.
+
+Cool, what do I have to do?
+---------------------------
+
+  * Get a machine with a network connection and a big display
+  * Install a fresh [Debian](http://debian.org/distrib) system on it (“base” 
+    package set is totally sufficient)
+  * Add my Debian repository (instructions [here](/projects/wilhelm-gym-repo))
+  * Install the Infopoint HTML Viewer: `aptitude install infopoint-html`
+  * Configure the URL you want to display: edit `/etc/default/infopoint-html` 
+    and change the `URL` option. Also be sure to set `AUTOSTART="yes"`.
+  * `/etc/init.d/infopoint-html start`, or simply reboot.
+  * Voilà!
+
+Resources
+---------
+
+TODO: add License information 
+
+  * Source and issue tracker can be found on 
+    [GitHub](https://github.com/rohieb/infopoint-html). Feel free to fork :-)
+  * <a href="http://flattr.com/thing/149643/Infopoint-HTML-Viewer"
+    target="_blank" style="vertical-align:middle">
+    <img src="http://api.flattr.com/button/flattr-badge-large.png"
+    alt="Flattr this" title="Flattr this" border="0" /></a>
+
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