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Bug#390765: ITP: xmms-pipe -- plugin to control XMMS via a named pipe

Package: wnpp
Severity: wishlist
Owner: Sandro Tosi <matrixhasu@gmail.com>

* Package name    : xmms-pipe
  Version         : 0.5.6
  Upstream Author : Ben Lynn <blynn@stanford.edu>
* URL             : http://rooster.stanford.edu/~ben/xmmspipe/
* License         : GPL
  Description     : plugin to control XMMS via a named pipe

 xmms-pipe is  a plugin for XMMS  that enables it to  be controlled by
 sending strings  to a named pipe  (FIFO).  When enabled,  XMMS can be
 commanded by sending strings to $HOME/.xmms/inpipe
 It  is  possible  to  setup  an  output  pipe,  and  query  XMMS  for
 There exists  alternatives to xmms-pipe, but pipes  may be preferable
 in some situations:

   * The  pipe automatically  inherits  the security  features of  the
     underlying filesystem  (e.g. you could change  its permissions so
     that only users of a particular group can control XMMS).

   * In many programming  languages, writing to a pipe  is easier than
     executing programs, making it easier to build programs to control

   * The plugin  can call internal  XMMS functions which means  it can
     have   more   functionality   than   programs  relying   on   the
     xmms_remote_*  functions   alone.   For  example,   XMMSPipe  can
     load/save playlists.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 3.1
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable')
Architecture: i386 (i686)
Shell:  /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash
Kernel: Linux 2.6.15-1-686-smp
Locale: LANG=en_US, LC_CTYPE=en_US (charmap=ISO-8859-1)

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