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HI

Hope this is the right place for this, I am new. I have a spec to create a (dual screen) framework application that

1 displays mp3, flash, jpegs etc. on top screen
2: displays buttons on bottom screen which alter image when a key is
pressed.

The hardware is a dell pc basically, no mouse and the keyboard is a
simple 8 key pad that outputs numbers 1-8 (I think but can be mapped).
I am looking for the best way to create this and tools to use etc.

The system is basically an information kiosk like you see in airports
etc. the presentation screen on top may show several borderless frames containing differing media.

Hope you can help - any thoughts welcome

Am willing to pay fort hsi to be done

Jul 18 '05 #1
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In article <11**********************@z14g2000cwz.googlegroups .com>,
Allan Irvine <ai*****@ayrsoft.com> wrote:
HI

Hope this is the right place for this, I am new. I have a spec to

create
a (dual screen) framework application that

1 displays mp3, flash, jpegs etc. on top screen
2: displays buttons on bottom screen which alter image when a key is
pressed.

The hardware is a dell pc basically, no mouse and the keyboard is a
simple 8 key pad that outputs numbers 1-8 (I think but can be

mapped).

I am looking for the best way to create this and tools to use etc.

The system is basically an information kiosk like you see in airports
etc. the presentation screen on top may show several borderless

frames
containing differing media.

Hope you can help - any thoughts welcome

Am willing to pay fort hsi to be done


I don't understand the last sentence; in particular, "fort hsi" is
beyond my power to decode unambiguously.

I suspect that others have more current experience with kiosk-style
setups. It strikes me that Python might have a particular advantage
at work such as this, which combines curses-level input with graphical
output. I suspect a VB, or, more generally, "forms painter" programmer
would be lost without his usual point-and-click model, while, to
Tkinter of wxPy, it's all just scripts anyway.

What's your real target? Do you want to program this yourself, and
just get help, or do you prefer a specialist just create a turnkey
package and hand it over to you?
Jul 18 '05 #2

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Have you seen freevo?

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Diez B. Roggisch
Jul 18 '05 #3

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>>>>> "Cameron" == Cameron Laird <cl****@lairds.us> writes:

Cameron> I don't understand the last sentence; in particular,
Cameron> "fort hsi" is beyond my power to decode unambiguously.

"for this", clearly <wink>

JDH
Jul 18 '05 #4

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Sounds like a generic html based information kiosk.

Anyone can do this pretty easily using embedded IE or Mozilla ActiveX
control wrapped up in Venster. Just run an internal http server in another
thread.. I've done this for desktop apps. Though, full-screen windows I
haven't tried, but should be straightforward.
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Jul 18 '05 #5

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