I am going through the wiki articles now, but am still having a tough time trying to figure out where to begin.
Basically, I have a file on a server with 5 or 6 lines of text. The text updates every 30seconds or so. I'm wondering how I can get that text to overlay my home screen. I've played around with home.xml and have been able to write some stuff to it, but have no clue how to get the text from there server there.
I've noticed variables but havent found any place to define them yet.
I have this file as an overlay on my desktop using Conky (echo curl -'http://www.mywebserver.com/file.txt' | sed -n '1p')
Any thoughts? places to look?
Setting variables, basic skinning help.
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2012-05-27 20:04 Post: #1
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2012-05-27 22:20 Post: #2
You'll need to use a python script to read the server periodically (run a loop) and update some properties on the home screen.
Compare how things like the random items script does it.
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