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    cd and dvd plugins for nghost

    if anyone has the time and the desire, nGhost needs you! (strange, just got a weird feeling of dejavu...) We need someone to write plugins for cd and dvd track selection.

    right now, nghost plays dvd's cd's by issuing a cdda:// or dvd:// to mplayer. This works in theory (still needs testing), but it'd be better if there were gui for selecting different tracks, etc.

    if you know basic c/c++, the plugin interface for nghost is really simple. It would probably take a day or two to develop each plugin. If you want to learn c++, here is a good opportunity to shine!

    Let me know if you are interested.
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    LinuxICE help

    I may be interested, I've been working on a C/C++ app in Windows so I'm getting fairly familiar with C & C++ syntax.

    I'd like to learn C/C++ on Linux and as you said "If you want to learn c++, here is a good opportunity to shine!"...
    I would basically just need to become familiar with the Linux specific libraries.

    Currently I'm running Ubuntu & LinuxICE on a VM with Virtual-Box so I'm slightly limited.
    I also tried to check out the LinuxICE & NGhost projects from sourceforge.net but there didn't appear to be much in the repository.

    Is there another repository that you are using or am I just not seeing what I need to.
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    in the sf.net project page, there is a "code" link when you click "more". You can download the most recent code from the nghost svn repository. Same with linuxice, but those sources are less important to these plugins.

    have a look at the classes in libnghost/src/plugins/actionevents/* those are good examples of how to make the plugin. The interface is in libnghost/src/plugins/interface/plugin_genericAction.h.

    http://wiki.openice.org/index.php/Nghost_plugin_api is also a good reference.
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    Thumbs up

    I was looking under the LinuxICE project on sourceforge...
    Now that I'm in the right repository(NGhost) I see them, much better!

    I'll have a look at them and see what I can do.


    On a similar note, I had been working on creating/porting the MJS Sirius app to Java for use with Windows/Linux/Mac, etc... but there are some issues with the serial api (RXTX) that I wasn't able to solve. (or didn't have time to solve)
    I think that it would be easier to port the source over to Linux in C/C++ since that's the windows language it was written in, and I can now say that I know C/C++...
    I'm assuming it would be similar to the HD Radio plug-in...
    Possible future NGhost plug-in?.?.
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    Quote Originally Posted by benedums View Post
    Possible future NGhost plug-in?.?.
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