[Box Backup] User interface

Joe Krahn boxbackup@fluffy.co.uk
Tue, 30 Nov 2004 13:40:48 -0500

Ben Summers wrote:
> On 29 Nov 2004, at 17:09, Joe Krahn wrote:
>> (I'm new to the list, so maybe this was already discussed...)
>> I recently did some web-based data management stuff using PHP with 
>> data stored in MySQL. It is quite easy to do, and maybe would be a 
>> good interface for boxbackup. Even though it's a bit of overhead if 
>> the server doesn't already have PHP+MySQL, it is an easy to make and 
>> maintain user interface, especially for cross-platform use.
> The problem is integrating the PHP side of things with the C++ 
> interfaces to the server, unless you want to run bbackupquery in the 
> background and parse the output. I am intending to build a simple web 
> based UI. I have some tools which allow me to build simple web apps 
> quickly, outputting a standalone mini-web server.
> As with everything else, the limiting factor is the time I have to write 
> it!
Can these tools make reasonably platform-independent source code,
and would other people need these tools to make changes to the
mini server?

I suppose it also doesn't hurt to have multiple UI's, including a
good text-console based UI.

I'll have to work with Box Backup a bit before going further...