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Figuritas, experimental version release.

I had moved the description with screenshots here.

What should be working?
. The movies module.
. You can add movies.
. You can add tags and tag movies.
. It is possible to browse/view by any browser.
. Search movies or any browser.
. Filters are working.
. Add movies from files urls or titles.
. Rate movies from the command line.
. You can set custom icons for movies people and characters.
. You can associate movies with video files and play them from the GUI.

Anyone is welcome to test it, please report any problem.

Download (deb,rpm,tar)

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  1. Andrea
    February 8, 2010 at 10:57 pm

    Cool! Did you manually code your interface or used JQueryUI? It looks like soon we could have a super avatar factory!

    The only problem is that I can only add a fixed set of movies: I have a random selection of 10, from Dear John to Sherlock Holmes. Maybe it’s not implemented yet. Will check back for new releases!
    Nonno Bassotto

    • February 9, 2010 at 12:23 am

      Hi Nonno!
      It is manually coded, no JQueryUI, just JQuery.
      You can add any movie you want, there should be a search box, below the main search box, type a title and hit enter.
      You can also add movies from the command line, open a terminal and type:
      figuritas –help

  2. Andrea
    February 9, 2010 at 11:00 pm

    I see a big problem with your package. I installed, it asked for the permission to install thttpd and I agreed, thinking that it would not interfere with my existent Apache install.

    Instead I now have a broken Apache, even after removing (purging) thttpd.

    Basically I can use Apache if I go to localhost. If I go to 127.0.0.1, I get the listing of /var/www, but with the httpd css theme. Going to 127.0.0.1/mysite/someaddress usually works as expected, but sometimes I get the php file contents or the directory listings instead of the expected site.

  3. Andrea
    February 9, 2010 at 11:20 pm

    Ok, reinstalling everything related to Apache saved my day. :-) But you should really distribute this as a webapp, allowing anyone to run it on top of their preferred server, and only leave a package with thttpd for those who are not currently running any webserver, stating it very clearly to avoid this problem.

    • February 10, 2010 at 11:13 am

      I think I know what the problem was: There was no need to reinstall apache or to remove thttpd.
      You removed thttpd but it was still running in the background.
      You should have tried: ‘sudo killall thttpd’ without removing it.
      Then you will be able to run figuritas and your /var/www folder should not list anything.

      The problem is that thttpd runs an instance of itself in /var/www after it gets installed and it will be automatically started every time you restart you pc.
      I have to find out how to solve that.

      Thanks for reporting and testing :)

    • February 10, 2010 at 11:48 am

      I did some research.
      This is the file that starts thttpd with every boot:
      /etc/init.d/thttpd
      And the next one is the config on port 80 and folder /var/www :
      /etc/thttpd/thttpd.conf

      With this commands you should be fine:
      sudo killall thttpd
      sudo update-rc.d -f thttpd remove

      I will fix the installer for the next version.

      • Andrea
        February 10, 2010 at 4:00 pm

        Sadly this is not the case. After removing thttpd I restarted the computer to be absolutely sure that it was not running anymore, still I had the problem. Indeed stopping Apache I was not able to get the pages anymore.

        I think that the install of thttpd actually modifies some configuration file it shouldn’t touch.

        My advice is that if Figuritas is a web app, the best way to distribute it for those already running a web server would be a compressed folder to be exctracted inside /var/www. If Figuritas involves some more traditional parts (I think it has some parts written in bash) then I don’t know.

    • February 14, 2010 at 7:16 pm

      You can try the new version:
      Categories > Releases

      Figuritas is a cgi app so you will have to configure apache to run cgi scripts:
      http://httpd.apache.org/docs/1.3/howto/cgi.html#explicitlyusingoptionstopermitcgiexecution

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