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#163059 - 27/07/2003 09:28 Re: Another empeg control widget (for OS X) [Re: mcomb]
Derek
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so it wouldn't work for those poor suckers running windows

oh poor poor them, my heart bleeds for them ... not!

besides which, they get to play with Emplode which is a little harder for use to get running. It would be nice to have some perks :-)

Anyway, would the Windoze NT family command ipconfig deliver the functionality you need? I presume it is no problem in Java to detect which platform you are running on.
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#163060 - 27/07/2003 11:49 Re: Another empeg control widget (for OS X) [Re: Derek]
mcomb
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Anyway, would the Windoze NT family command ipconfig deliver the functionality you need?

Probably, all I am using ifconfig for is the interface IPs and associated broadcast addresses. I have managed to avoid windows for the last few years and I don't remember exactly what ipconfig output looks like. Anyway, you would have to talk mschrag into adding something like this into jEmplode, and it really is kind of an ugly hack so I wouldn't be entirely surprised if he didn't want to deal with it.

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#163061 - 28/09/2003 22:56 Re: Another empeg control widget (for OS X) [Re: mcomb]
drakino
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Just remembered this and installed it on my new Powerbook. Very handy for changing what is playing while in bed browsing web sites. Thanks.
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#163062 - 29/09/2003 12:00 Re: Another empeg control widget (for OS X) [Re: drakino]
mcomb
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Thanks

Sure, glad it is coming in handy for a few people. Unfortunately I can't use it myself anymore as my empeg mysteriously decided to stop working with my office dhcp server a few weeks back (nothing on the LAN or the DHCP server changed at that time).

So, to hijack my own thread anybody know if there a way with hijack to set the IP address of the empeg only when it is in a mlord dock? I seem to remember their being macros to do stuff like that based on location (home/work), but don't you have to manually tell hijack where you are?

-Mike
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#163063 - 30/09/2003 11:46 Re: Another empeg control widget (for OS X) [Re: drakino]
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Yes it is a most cool little widget
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#163064 - 30/09/2003 11:52 Re: Another empeg control widget (for OS X) [Re: mcomb]
jmwking
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Unfortunately I can't use it myself anymore as my empeg mysteriously decided to stop working with my office dhcp server a few weeks back (nothing on the LAN or the DHCP server changed at that time).
Can you patch in a $20 10baseT hub? That worked for me in a similar situation.

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#163065 - 30/09/2003 12:42 Re: Another empeg control widget (for OS X) [Re: mcomb]
drakino
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Random suggestion, have the menu item change into something when no empeg is found. The menu just disappearing completly when an empeg is not around is unexpected.
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#163066 - 30/09/2003 17:44 Re: Another empeg control widget (for OS X) [Re: drakino]
mcomb
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Random suggestion, have the menu item change into something when no empeg is found

Yeah, I thought about that, but it is actually setup to run multiple menus if it finds multiple empegs. I guess I could let all but the last one disapear. Maybe next time I am playing with the code.

-Mike
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#163067 - 30/09/2003 17:47 Re: Another empeg control widget (for OS X) [Re: jmwking]
mcomb
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Can you patch in a $20 10baseT hub? That worked for me in a similar situation.

Was DHCP not working for you or did you have no network access at all? I thought the 10BaseT hub trick was for when your empeg didn't like a 100BaseT network and wouldn't see it at all?

-Mike
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#163068 - 01/10/2003 07:39 Re: Another empeg control widget (for OS X) [Re: mcomb]
jmwking
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Was DHCP not working for you or did you have no network access at all? I thought the 10BaseT hub trick was for when your empeg didn't like a 100BaseT network and wouldn't see it at all?
Well, to be honest, I didn't feel like sniffing the network to see if any dhcp requests were coming from the empeg - I just put it into a 10bT hub, and everything cleared up. I do know that if I put a static ip address in the empeg, it will work on my home 10/100 switch.

I've had way too many problems with various 10bT devices not behaving on theoretically autosensing switches, and have a little 4 port 10bT hub on my desk at work and at home for just this purpose.

-jk

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#163069 - 10/10/2003 00:12 Re: Another empeg control widget (for OS X) [Re: mcomb]
drakino
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If multiple empegs are on the network it (should) provide a control menu for each.
Well, I have multiple empegs on the network right now, and it works, but with one problem...

  PID COMMAND      %CPU   TIME   #TH #PRTS #MREGS RPRVT  RSHRD  RSIZE  VSIZE
  580 EmpMenuX    38.2%  1:03.37  13   293   223  13.0M  15.9M  19.5M   293M
  315 loginwindo  24.5%  0:59.56   5   179   169  3.07M  5.89M  4.26M  99.2M


If I pull the power on one, the app removes the control for that empeg, and goes back to being unnoticible in CPU usage. This is with the display options like stocks and weather turned off on all units.
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#163070 - 11/10/2003 00:19 Re: Another empeg control widget (for OS X) [Re: drakino]
mcomb
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Well, I have multiple empegs on the network right now, and it works, but with one problem...

Hmm, thats not good. I never actually tested the multiple empeg support. I bet I need a synchronized block around something to avoid a race...
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#163071 - 11/10/2003 18:02 Re: Another empeg control widget (for OS X) [Re: mcomb]
mcomb
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Well, I have multiple empegs on the network right now, and it works, but with one problem..

OK, I think one of your empegs doesn't have hijack installed or isn't running the web server for some reason. I had a bug that burned a lot of CPU in that situation. There is now a new version up with the following changes...

1. (Your bug fix) Empegs that we can't talk to for some reason are not shown in the menu.
2. A new "searching" icon in the menu if no empegs are available.
3. Custom icons for your empeg (somebody asked for this). If you want a custom pic shown in the menu for your empeg instead of its name add a file with the same name as your empeg (if you empeg is named bob the file should be bob.jpg, bob.tiff, etc) at EmpMenuX/Contents/Resources/. You will need to control click on EmpMenuX.app and select "Show Package Contents" to navigate to this folder. The custom pic should be about 22 pixels tall and as wide as you want.

-Mike


Edited by mcomb (11/10/2003 18:03)
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#163072 - 11/10/2003 19:33 Re: Another empeg control widget (for OS X) [Re: mcomb]
drakino
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OK, I think one of your empegs doesn't have hijack installed or isn't running the web server for some reason.
Oops, forgot I upgraded the spare to 3.0, and didn't reapply hijack to it. Testing the new version in the same situation, and it is working properly now.
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#163073 - 14/10/2003 03:31 Re: Another empeg control widget (for OS X) [Re: mcomb]
thinfourth2
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Oh it is even better plugged into the net

Right how do i get this RSS feed thing working with the BBc news feed as i can't find it and what i have found does not appear to work

Or is there a list somewhere of decent RSS feeds
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#163074 - 14/10/2003 11:41 Re: Another empeg control widget (for OS X) [Re: thinfourth2]
mcomb
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Or is there a list somewhere of decent RSS feeds

A quick google search doesn't turn up a full list of BBC feeds (apparently there are a bunch of them), but this appears to be for the main page...

http://news.bbc.co.uk/rss/newsonline_world_edition/front_page/rss091.xml

apparently I never implemented paste (whoops) so you will have to type it into the preferences box in EmpMenuX.

-Mike
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#163075 - 14/10/2003 11:56 Re: Another empeg control widget (for OS X) [Re: mcomb]
thinfourth2
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yeah you did it does have paste on my powerbook
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#163076 - 12/03/2007 17:28 Re: Another empeg control widget (for OS X) [Re: mcomb]
petteri
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Dragging thread up from the past here with this question. I've grabbed this great looking app from your site, but it doesn't seem to work on my iMac. In digging aound the package contents when I ran the EmpmenuX exec file I get the following:

Quote:
Last login: Mon Mar 12 15:20:09 on ttyp1
Welcome to Darwin!
/Applications/EmpMenuX.app/Contents/MacOS/EmpMenuX; exit
imac-2:~ tuomasleone$ /Applications/EmpMenuX.app/Contents/MacOS/EmpMenuX; exit
Java for ppc cannot run in this configuration.
Please consult documentation.
-[NSJavaVirtualMachine initWithClassPath:] cannot instantiate a Java virtual machine
2007-03-12 15:26:00.240 EmpMenuX[1967] Unknown class `EmpControl' in nib file, using `NSObject' instead.
2007-03-12 15:26:00.255 EmpMenuX[1967] Could not connect the action save: to target of class NSObject
2007-03-12 15:26:00.257 EmpMenuX[1967] Could not connect the action cancel: to target of class NSObject


I'm guessing that this program won't run under Intel based macs? Looks like a great little app though!

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#163077 - 13/03/2007 19:39 Re: Another empeg control widget (for OS X) [Re: mcomb]
kjohanss
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Registered: 24/10/2000
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Greetings

Lovely applet. It worked on the first go on my mac. The feed viewer is cool, but I have a small challenge for you. In Norway we use some funny looking carachters; Ăě┼ (&aelig; &oslash; &aring;) - and that is not showing in the feed viewer.

Can you fix it?
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#163078 - 13/03/2007 20:13 Re: Another empeg control widget (for OS X) [Re: kjohanss]
mlord
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Quote:
Greetings

Lovely applet. It worked on the first go on my mac. The feed viewer is cool, but I have a small challenge for you. In Norway we use some funny looking carachters; Ăě┼ (&aelig; &oslash; &aring;) - and that is not showing in the feed viewer.

Can you fix it?


I suspect he's using Hijack for the popup message displays, which means the app is limited by Hijack's internal font implementation -- Just standard ASCII chars only.

EDIT: ..which you can examine from the Hijack Menu, under Font Display.


Edited by mlord (13/03/2007 20:17)

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#163079 - 13/03/2007 21:17 Re: Another empeg control widget (for OS X) [Re: kjohanss]
petteri
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Quote:
Greetings

Lovely applet. It worked on the first go on my mac.


What type of mac are you using?

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#163080 - 14/03/2007 15:27 Re: Another empeg control widget (for OS X) [Re: petteri]
drakino
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If you have XCode installed, the source is on the site, and should be compilable into an Intel app. I'm on a PowerPC Mac currently, so I can't compile it here, but I can once I get home. No amount of poking the Intel button in XCode is making an Intel binary for me, might be due to the java code.
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#163081 - 14/03/2007 17:48 Re: Another empeg control widget (for OS X) [Re: drakino]
petteri
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If you have XCode installed, the source is on the site, and should be compilable into an Intel app. I'm on a PowerPC Mac currently, so I can't compile it here, but I can once I get home. No amount of poking the Intel button in XCode is making an Intel binary for me, might be due to the java code.


Wow! Great all is working now! I haven't compiled a source code since college, where I got a D in the one any only computer class I took. Thanks again!

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#163082 - 14/03/2007 23:18 Re: Another empeg control widget (for OS X) [Re: petteri]
drakino
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For anyone else, attached is an Intel version. I may poke at it later to figure out if a universal version is possible.


Attachments
295902-EmpMenuX.zip (101 downloads)

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#306696 - 30/01/2008 22:18 Re: Another empeg control widget (for OS X) [Re: drakino]
mcomb
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Originally Posted By: drakino
For anyone else, attached is an Intel version. I may poke at it later to figure out if a universal version is possible.


Thanks Drakino, I just added your build to my site for posterity.

Boy, I haven't been to this website in a couple years. Howdy, all!

-Mike
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#306697 - 31/01/2008 00:52 Re: Another empeg control widget (for OS X) [Re: mcomb]
Robotic
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Originally Posted By: mcomb
Boy, I haven't been to this website in a couple years. Howdy, all!

-Mike

Hey Mike! Don't be a stranger!
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#356120 - 06/11/2012 22:30 Re: Another empeg control widget (for OS X) [Re: Robotic]
Lupo
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Pulling this one out of the grave again...

I tried to install it under Mac OS X 10.6.8 but it doesn't work. I added it to the auto-starting programs in the Users menu; is this correct?

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#358928 - 10/06/2013 19:35 Re: Another empeg control widget (for OS X) [Re: Lupo]
mcomb
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Originally Posted By: Lupo
Pulling this one out of the grave again...

I tried to install it under Mac OS X 10.6.8 but it doesn't work. I added it to the auto-starting programs in the Users menu; is this correct?


Unfortunately Apple killed off the Java bridge code this used a few OS updates ago so it's sadly incompatible with any somewhat modern OS. About the same I changed jobs and stopped using my empeg at work so I never got around to trying to get something else working.

-Mike
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