Difference between revisions of "Telnet rc rewrite"

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* [http://www.via.ecp.fr/via/ml/vlc-devel/2005-04/msg00069.html old mailing list discussion]
* [http://www.via.ecp.fr/via/ml/vlc-devel/2005-04/msg00069.html old mailing list discussion]
[[Category:Dev Discussions]]

Latest revision as of 14:38, 1 October 2013


Rewriting the remote control and telnet interfaces has been a long standing issue. Once the new playlist is finished in 0.8.6, we can begin merging those two interfaces ... well in fact rewriting most of the stuff.


  • use new playlist
  • advanced shell/telnet features (autocompletion, history, ...)
  • allow multiple remote connections on the interface
  • authentification: should we have only one level or several ?
  • make it possible to "browse" the modules like a file system. This would be usefull to change variables which registered callbacks on the fly. (On a developer's point of view it would also simplify visualisation of the different module's interaction)
  • keep backwards compatibilty with old telnet and rc modules. telnet is definitively a must have, i don't really know about rc.


  • define all the commands and different features which will be needed.
  • authentification method like this: Executing any script when user connecting via VoD link rtsp://server/test. If return 0 then starting streaming else not starting.