[Linux4christians] Re: Software for song services
Wed, 3 Apr 2002 01:18:40 -0500
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Over the weekend I started playing with mgp. It's a really great program.
I took a quick dig at the aforementioned problem and knocked out a small
Right now all it does is display the mgp files in a specified directory
and asks what you would like to run. It executes the file and quits.
The script is pretty basic, and I'm sure it could be done a lot neater.
Again, I'm just learning, but I am including it as an example. If anyone
Since I really want to learn perl, I figure I will keep at it and build
something along the lines of this:
The user is given a menu to choose from, possibly:
1) Display song
2) Search Song database
3) Create Song list
4) Run Song list
5) something else, but I don't know what yet
I'm thinking the song files would only be the lyrics, not full mgp
presentations. You could parse this together in the script and save some
You could link this to mysql, or just have a directory containing the song
files. The latter would be easier for me right now, but I do need to
learn mysql also. Maybe in version 2.0 :-).
As for exporting the music to another display, this could also be
included, I think.
I run a cvs server and if anyone is interesting in helping out with this
project, I can set you up with an account.
One a similar note, I designed a quick presentation on debugging
applications (specifically geared towards slack users) over the weekend.
I was using my laptop down at my Mother-in-Laws. All the sample mgp
presentations I ran were pretty speedy, so I could not figure out why my
initial presentation was taking a good 3-5 seconds to load up. I kept
jumping back and forth trying to figure out how mine differed enough from
the samples given to account for this delay. Turns out, I inadvertently
created the sample on my workstation at home through and ssh tunnel. The
presentation was coming across a <56k connection to my laptop. After
realizing this, I was pretty impressed with overall performance in doing
Finally, I plan on putting together a how-to on mgp for our May LUG
meeting. This will be posted to our resouce section on our site (
www.thelinuxlink.net/lvlinux ), so keep an eye out. As always, when the
information goes up, I'd be very interested in any feedback or
Daniel S. Washko
Lehigh Valley Linux Users Group
get slack (www.slackware.com ) and get happy