My inability to get Jabberpy working on an ssl connection has led to sitting down and figuring out how to use SSL from python, And once you’ve figured out the mechanics of the network socket, Jabber is pretty much reduced to processing and producing XML. This stuff is pretty fun.
I’ll try to keep the meta-comments to a minimum 🙂
In my first few hours as Radio Userland user, I have a few general observations:
-I really will keep maintaining this weblog. I really mean it this time. Really.
-I kinda wished that Radio acted as a background server program, more like Apache and Quicktime Streaming Server, and less like desktop apps. There should certainly be a radio application, but it ought to be separate from the server.
-The OS X trend of distributing software as disk images, ready to burn on CD, is THE model for electronic software distribution, finally. I saved a copy of the email with my radio serial number in the disk image file, and burned the whle deal to a CD. poof! I now have a CD that I can use to install radio, and I don’t have to hunt for the serial number.
-I haven’t figured out how exactly I am supposed to make the FTP upstreaming work, but I will eventually have my Radio site mirrored to karchner.com