[Box Backup] User interface
Tue, 30 Nov 2004 19:35:32 +0000
On 30 Nov 2004, at 18:40, Joe Krahn wrote:
> 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?
Yes, completely platform independent. Well, at least to the same degree
as the rest of the Box Backup code, as it uses the same core libraries.
> I suppose it also doesn't hurt to have multiple UI's, including a
> good text-console based UI.
Is bbackupquery good enough?
> I'll have to work with Box Backup a bit before going further...