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UPDATE: As I am busy with Jack, this project is on hold until further notice. Might be able to program it in Hollywood once I've got a working multi-lined text box.

Source Libraries Required

  • - LibCurl
  • - Collection of functions, and classes for string manipulation.
  • - XML Parser Library

All C++ tools to share workbench screen
Set up Amiga to local network for backup purposes

Knowledge required:

Reading C++ Language Tutorial to refresh my experience
Need to fully explore, understand and probably build myself common routines for:

[*]Image loading

1) Detect File Type
2) How to open a requester, listing filtered by support image types above
3) Load PNGs, GIFs or JPG... WebP would be nice also.
4) Load image into an object
5) Scale image/object

[*]XML Handling

1) Read a plain text file/xml file
2) Parse the XML file into an array or structure so I can...
a) Address tag data
b) Manipulate and add new tag data into the structure
3) Write the plain text file/xml file back to disk.

[*] GUI

Learn AVD from Jamie Krueger at BitByBit Software Group ( inside out.


Does AmigaOS4 come with a Curl command as standard?

Curl method:

1) How to call an external command using C++?
2) Act on its result

If not implement this myself, which will require routines for:

1) Check an internet connection is available
2) Reach an FTP Site
3) Upload a file
4) Provide a progress bar
5) Check file has finished uploading
6) Error handling

Anticipated features of finished application:

  • Add Elements to Feed, user can pick from 3 templates
    • 1) Image, Bold Title, Description
    • 2) Image, Description
    • 3) No Image, Bold Title, Description

  • Support for GIF, JPG, PNG and perhaps WebP images
  • Publish to FTP Server with integrated preferences
  • Support for multiple RSS feed editing
  • Publish Later feature