The case for reviving Firefly

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  • #18709
    Anonymous
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    @bikerbudmatt wrote:

    Hello and coming late to the party…

    I happened across this forum TODAY, while configuring the Firefly server embedded in my Netgear ReadyNAS Duo that I’m just setting up now.

    Among other things, I’ve realized that I’m going to have to post three of these suckers to avoid getting nuked as a spammer. 😮

    One thing you should consider as you get involved with reviving Firefly (which so far is working flawlessly for me on a Snow Leopard Mac with iTunes 9.0.1, though I don’t yet have everything configured) is that I found this board through the link embedded into the Firefly Server. I’m not sure from the discussion how you plan to migrate the forum, but I’d recommend that you leave good tracks so that legitimate users can find you.

    I’m an experienced group moderator, BTW; but you don’t know me and I don’t know you so it’s too soon to offer that kind of help.


    bikerbudmatt

    I am not deleting all posters with less than two, just the ones I did on the day that have been inactive and spamming…Its not an ongoing thing just to get the database to a manageable size.

    #18710
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    @andrew40 wrote:

    I am ready to start the development process in favour and as a higher priority to the forum, but have had not had any hard responses back yet from people who can aid in development.

    I will have access to the sourceforge project soon and looking at re building everything, but I cannot do it on my own with just a couple of moderators. I need developers…

    I’m afraid to tell you, but you’ve got several problems here.

    First and foremost, your approach is completely wrong. That’s not how you take over an opensource project. Not even close. All you’ve done so far is talk talk talk and none of what you’ve said or done actually matters. Also the way you’ve been pushing this, the way you’ve written the above and the mention of your company in past posts makes this all the more suspicious to me.

    Now, as far as developers go, the more it goes, the more I doubt there are many people here familiar with the current codebase and general principles behind what mt-daapd actually does. Which means you’ll find little help here…

    As much as I’d like to see development pick up again, this does not look like the start of something that’ll work out.

    #18713
    Anonymous
    Guest

    @jblache wrote:

    @andrew40 wrote:

    I am ready to start the development process in favour and as a higher priority to the forum, but have had not had any hard responses back yet from people who can aid in development.

    I will have access to the sourceforge project soon and looking at re building everything, but I cannot do it on my own with just a couple of moderators. I need developers…

    I’m afraid to tell you, but you’ve got several problems here.

    First and foremost, your approach is completely wrong. That’s not how you take over an opensource project. Not even close. All you’ve done so far is talk talk talk and none of what you’ve said or done actually matters. Also the way you’ve been pushing this, the way you’ve written the above and the mention of your company in past posts makes this all the more suspicious to me.

    Now, as far as developers go, the more it goes, the more I doubt there are many people here familiar with the current codebase and general principles behind what mt-daapd actually does. Which means you’ll find little help here…

    As much as I’d like to see development pick up again, this does not look like the start of something that’ll work out.

    Thanks for your comments. There are several problems I am trying to iron out to take this further. If I took your comments to heart I could give up now and then where would we be? Maybe instead of telling me how wrong I am actually doing it, you might like to suggest a way forward that we could embrace and take this project forward.

    At the moment all I am doing is securing the source, stabilising the forum, setting up a new site and forum, and getting a team to together with experience and a will to move this forward. If you want to give some advice and help take this project forward then please stick your hand up and say I’m in, otherwise any advice is greatly appreciated, but don’t ‘dis’ a project before its started.

    thanks

    #18714
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    @andrew40 wrote:

    @bikerbudmatt wrote:

    Hello and coming late to the party…

    Among other things, I’ve realized that I’m going to have to post three of these suckers to avoid getting nuked as a spammer. 😮 …


    bikerbudmatt

    I am not deleting all posters with less than two, just the ones I did on the day that have been inactive and spamming…Its not an ongoing thing just to get the database to a manageable size.

    Thanks, Andrew.

    #18788
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    Hi Andrew! you are right all of the readers should have a positive response and try to suggest you something good,to carry on this project forward !

    #18697
    RigasW
    Participant

    I was glad to hear that Ron is still alive ….

    Rigas

    #18698
    nschertz
    Participant

    Andrew,

    Don’t listen to the nay-sayers. Keep moving forward.

    #18699
    nschertz
    Participant

    Any chance Ron would lend a hand, if even occasional or part-time? My be what’s needed to get this project headed in a successful direction.

    #18717
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    @andrew40 wrote:

    Maybe instead of telling me how wrong I am actually doing it, you might like to suggest a way forward that we could embrace and take this project forward.

    I gave you the way forward: code. It’s all my post was about.

    Code goes first, not the other way around. Nobody here has been able to come forward with a patch for the past 2 years. Read the threads and you’ll see for yourself; replies to help requests have been limited to Windows-style black magic. Believe me, there are lots of bugs in the current codebase that could have been patched already. But there’s just nobody here looking seriously at the code.

    #18715
    Anonymous
    Guest

    @nschertz wrote:

    Any chance Ron would lend a hand, if even occasional or part-time? My be what’s needed to get this project headed in a successful direction.

    Ron is interested in keeping it alive – and if there is added interest it may persuade him to help out more when time allows from his current role. He is certainly more interested and answering my emails very promptly, and helping me enormously.

    #18716
    Anonymous
    Guest

    @jblache wrote:

    @andrew40 wrote:

    Maybe instead of telling me how wrong I am actually doing it, you might like to suggest a way forward that we could embrace and take this project forward.

    I gave you the way forward: code. It’s all my post was about.

    Code goes first, not the other way around. Nobody here has been able to come forward with a patch for the past 2 years. Read the threads and you’ll see for yourself; replies to help requests have been limited to Windows-style black magic. Believe me, there are lots of bugs in the current codebase that could have been patched already. But there’s just nobody here looking seriously at the code.

    You gave me the way forward – interesting …so should I give up now?

    #18726
    w1ll14m
    Participant

    @EVILRipper wrote:

    Ye, I hope we can get firefly’s development from the ground again. I recently graduated as Bachelor on software engineering, but started a new education this week to become Master.
    Therefore I have little time to help, but I would love to. I guess we’ll have to determine a focus as to what point we should improve firefly.
    For example, as said in this topic, we could focus on supporting as many devices as possible, attracting a bigger variety of people.
    Or, for example, we could aim to get firefly to support video.

    I have managed to use the transcoding script to transcode nearly any video using ffmpeg to flv format, which can be streamed to an embedded flv player.
    I wrote a php script which lists and parses all video’s from firefly, creating a list of video’s, making firefly able to stream video’s to the browser.

    Also, if we get uPnP working, I bet a lot more people would be interested aswell. Maybe even include DLNA support, if that is possible. (not sure what it is :))

    Therefore, firefly’s possibilities are unlimited. It could really be so much more.

    I’m very intrested in your transcoding scripts.
    I have written a php frontend based on extjs and a lot of custom created ajax functions and complicated encryption options (logon and on-the-fly page encryption using aes).
    It uses flash player to play music, on the fly creation of m3u playlists (needs improvement, is being worked on).
    I also created a ‘proxy’ script. for fetching http item from mt-daapd http server including support for partial content (makes seeking possible in external apps using daap script i created like winamp, mplayer)
    I’m willing to setup a demo if interested and share all the code i created which of course isn’t licensed in anyway (except extjs which is licensed for non-commercial use) and free for anybody who likes it for code or usage.

    Let me know! 😉

    Ontopic, i would be pleased if mt-daapd will be revived, i do not have the coding skills in c or c++ but i can do javascript, html, a little css, php and the usual stuff

    #18718
    Anonymous
    Guest

    If both you guys [EvilRipper][w1II14m] can give me your details then we can start building a team to sort out what we need to do..

    andrew [at] parysnet.net

    #18719
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    Hi,

    I posted a question about serving radio streams here. While searching I found references to 2 resources that are now missing. In the process of reviving Firefly could you please check with Ron if these resources could be recovered :

    – Everybody seems to refer to instructions to stream audio in http://wiki.mt-daapd.org/wiki/Streaming_Audio. This link is dead.

    – There is a thread with the same question I am asking, and Ron provided a working example http://www.fireflymediaserver.org/kut.zip. This link is dead. The original thread is here.

    Thanks

    #18720
    mbaker
    Participant

    I’m long past my coding days but am a professional writer/communicator who can help with the wiki and forum and also test on two platforms (Windows and Buffalo NAS).

    My svn-1586 still works great on my Buffalo but I’d love to see a newer version…

    Good luck at getting this moving again!

    Cheers,
    Mark

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