[Libtorrent-devel] A quick guide to rtorrent's xmlrpc that assumes
you read the peripheral manuals
jaris at student.matnat.uio.no
Sat May 26 21:49:18 UTC 2007
Some Guy wrote:
> Congratulations on the new feature ;)
> I've just tested it and it worked pretty much on the first try on
> LightTPD 1.5.0. For some reason I didn't have the xmlrpc program that
> comes with xmlrpc-c (apparently it isn't part of Gentoo's ebuild) but
> hacking a replacement in PHP proved quite easy thanks to its XMLRPC
> I noticed that the Wiki was locked down to anonymous users and that it
> wasn't possible to register, would you mind creating me an account so
> that I can contribute to the future tutorial please? Talking about the
> future, how far do you plan to take rTorrent's XMLRPC capabilities? Am
> I right assuming that your long-term plan is to expose enough of
> rTorrent to make an external UI possible?
Account information sent in a separate mail.
XMLRPC is just a way of sending commands to rtorrent, same as the config
file and ^X. The intent is for this to be usable as some kind of
high-level glue for the interface and to make rtorrent more flexible to
What gets implemented is mostly limited by what I get around to adding,
though one of the main goals is to keep it as simple as necessary. It is
intended to support web ui's in the future and small apps that don't
update too often.
> And for those who are going to give it a try here's a hint: make sure
> you have a recent version of xmlrpc-c installed. Currently, I'm using
> 1.06.03 and depending on your package source you may have to compile
> it yourself (Debian/Ubuntu have 0.9.10, which seems to fail rtorrent's
> configure tests).
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