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h-node and Hardware Tool (Trisquel)
submitted by Ark74, 04:20, 28 August 2010
TOPIC: add a vendor name
STATUS: closed
PRIORITY: medium
Description:
Hi, i would like to point out a Hardware Tool that is being developed by [a]Thomas Dennis|http://trisquel.info/en/users/gobusto[/a] on the Trisquel's users community. I was wondering that at some state this program could use the h-node project database and inform about the hardware compatibility on the machine running a fully free operating distro, but also gather this info from the installed machine with a Libre Kernel to the h-node site. This way completing the feedback loop, creating the database for hardware compatible with fully free operating systems.
Response message (from h-node.com):

Hello,

>I was wondering that at some state this program could use the h-node project database and inform about the hardware compatibility on the machine running a fully free operating distro

the h-node hardware database will be accessible in xml format as soon as possible (I think in the next few days). In this way one could develop a desktop software in order to parse the h-node xml database and inform the user on the compatibility of its hardware.

>but also gather this info from the installed machine with a Libre Kernel to the h-node site.

Yes, one should develop a desktop client that can send an http request to the right page of h-node.com attaching the hardware informations via a POST request (as it was an HTML form). I could give all the necessary informations. Anyway, one can see the source code of the page containing the forms to insert or edit an hardware.

thanks

Antonio

Messages:
quiliro:
Great initiative. Thank you very much and thank you very much for h-node. We will have a 200 member team to start reporting hardware in a couple of months or less. I ran the the software. It will not login to the h-node database. Could it be that the server on preferences is www.sandbox.h-node.com/ ?
submitted by quiliro, 11:27, 20 July 2011
tonicucoz:

A 200 member team to start reporting hardware? Great news!

I propose to use h-client (see here) since it is already usable and ready to be connected to h-node.com. It's almost finished, there are only some minor features that should be finished.

You can login to h-node by changing the server on the preferences page

submitted by tonicucoz, 14:40, 20 July 2011

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