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Configuring the Flash display

This question has been answered by robert.croteau

BBNTD version 4.5 on a Windows 2003 server

I have been running BB for about 10 years on both Redhat and Windows, so I am no rookie with configuring it... so, I thought I'd play around with the Flash display and see what it looks like. Well, I'll be damned if I can figure out how to get it off the ground! I have no idea what some of the lines in bbf.xml do or to what they are referring. Is there an easy guide on how to configure it? I would love to see an example of a working bbf.xml to see the proper syntax, etc.

Does anyone out there actually use the Flash version? What are the benefits? I have always loved the elegant simplicity of BB...

Any help would be appriciated!

Verified Answer
  • the bb-url tag is probably misconfigured. Think of it as $BBWEBHOST.

    are you using multi-display feature? if so, you shouldn't have to do anything.

    here's a win example:

    <?xml version="1.0"?>

    <bb-config>

    <bb-url>http://localhost:8080</bb-url>

    <bb-base>/bb</bb-base>

    <bb-cgibin>/bb/cgi-bin</bb-cgibin>

    <bb-prog>bbflash.exe</bb-prog>

    <bb-win>true</bb-win>

    <bb-images>skins/eng/images/modern</bb-images>

    <bb-display></bb-display>

    <bb-clocks>New York,Los Angeles,San Francisco,Tokyo,UTC</bb-clocks>

    </bb-config>

    here's a *nix example:

    <?xml version="1.0"?>

    <bb-config>

    <bb-url>http://localhost:8080</bb-url>

    <bb-base>/bb</bb-base>

    <bb-cgibin>/cgi-bin</bb-cgibin>

    <bb-prog>bbf.sh</bb-prog>

    <bb-win>false</bb-win>

    <bb-images>gifs/modern</bb-images>

    <bb-display></bb-display>

    <bb-clocks>New York,Los Angeles,Tokyo,London,San Francisco</bb-clocks>

    </bb-config>

    I used localhost:8080 as it's my laptop, you would need to enter your BB server hostname or IP address and port is needed. usually, win and *nix differ in the bb-prog, bb-cgibin and bb-images tags

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  • the bb-url tag is probably misconfigured. Think of it as $BBWEBHOST.

    are you using multi-display feature? if so, you shouldn't have to do anything.

    here's a win example:

    <?xml version="1.0"?>

    <bb-config>

    <bb-url>http://localhost:8080</bb-url>

    <bb-base>/bb</bb-base>

    <bb-cgibin>/bb/cgi-bin</bb-cgibin>

    <bb-prog>bbflash.exe</bb-prog>

    <bb-win>true</bb-win>

    <bb-images>skins/eng/images/modern</bb-images>

    <bb-display></bb-display>

    <bb-clocks>New York,Los Angeles,San Francisco,Tokyo,UTC</bb-clocks>

    </bb-config>

    here's a *nix example:

    <?xml version="1.0"?>

    <bb-config>

    <bb-url>http://localhost:8080</bb-url>

    <bb-base>/bb</bb-base>

    <bb-cgibin>/cgi-bin</bb-cgibin>

    <bb-prog>bbf.sh</bb-prog>

    <bb-win>false</bb-win>

    <bb-images>gifs/modern</bb-images>

    <bb-display></bb-display>

    <bb-clocks>New York,Los Angeles,Tokyo,London,San Francisco</bb-clocks>

    </bb-config>

    I used localhost:8080 as it's my laptop, you would need to enter your BB server hostname or IP address and port is needed. usually, win and *nix differ in the bb-prog, bb-cgibin and bb-images tags

  • Robert -

    HAH! I was thinking too much, as usual...

    I get it now. Thank you!!!

    Good to see you are still around, too!

    Thanks, again!

    Pearce

  • Robert -

    HAH! I was thinking too much, as usual...

    I get it now. Thank you!!!

    Good to see you are still around, too!

    Thanks, again!

    Pearce