May 10th, 2002

Andrei in the office

A clarification

As was validated to my initial query, one can obtain a list of user picture keywords in the login protocol thru the returned values in pickw_count/pickw_n. Further, one can get the URL's to the pictures associated with these keywords from the returned values (in the same protocol call) in pickwurl_count/pickwurl_n.

The question that stands is: Is there a protocol that will help me know which of these keyword/picture pairs is assigned automatically when a postevent protocol is done with a prop_picture_keyword=Default included in the request?

For example, if I show all the user chosen picture keywords, I wish to highlight the keyword that is default rather than (or as well as) include the word Default with the list obtained.

Thanks
sepia

my entry to the client ring

hi.

i wrote a perl client, cj, that uses Curses::UI (ncurses). it has a builtin editor, handles moods, user pictures, shared journals, etc pretty well. it should be fairly intuitive to operate. on first run it will create a rc file mode 0600 which will store login information. you will want the server to be 'www.livejournal.com' and port '80' unless you use some other livejounral-like service.

it requires at least v0.71 of Curses::UI. it and the client can be found at http://cow.org/dev/lj/

it started as a rewrite of a non-curses client and then implimented cursres. i ended up doing it in two stages so if you read the code you will probably see two slightly different styles. that is where i had a epiphany and tried to make things more efficient.

have fun! if you enjoy it, i'd like to hear some feedback, bug reports, or feature requests.

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