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Scripting/IPC Plugin for RetroShare

###Overview This plugin attempts to make it easy to write scripts or external programs than can interact with retroshare-gui by providing a bridge to Retroshare via the following transports:

Some of the functions provided include:

  • broadcast to compatable peers
  • send targeted messages
  • search indexed files
  • turtle file search
  • download from hash+size+name
  • handle retroshare:// links (if the link is not downloaded, it opens in a tab)
  • get Peer/online/channel/forumList
  • peer details/avatar
  • download any url
  • open new tabs
  • Lots more

Examples include:

  • geographical peer map (pyqt)
  • global peer map (python dump, d3.js view)
  • car driving test - ported from ivanks keyboard demo, players broadcast positions
  • 3d broadcast/wall chat - draggable text nodes. Shift+mouse moves camera
  • external python via JSON-RPC
  • file search
  • packet inspection on index
  • broadcast chat
  • direct chat
  • simple distributed p2p physics tests
  • local storage notepad - uses html5 persistant storage and editable tags (plus a source editor)
  • Live MicroBlogging. only Friends see your messages, and friends of a friend whose message you comment on(buggy)
  • Lots more

Warning Included tests do not sanitise HTML. The JS has not been written with security in mind.

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Warning Watch your cpu and network usage when running the physics/shared drawing tests.
Should be fine.



sudo apt-get install libpython-dev libpython-all-dev sudo apt-get install python-dev #use this lines instead of above on older systems sudo apt-get install python-qt4

if you want to run the Geo Friend Map Test: sudo apt-get install python-mpltoolkits.basemap sudo pip install pygeoip

###Build/Install ##PreReq You will need a linux machine

  apt-get install python-dev python-qt4

is a good start,

  apt-get install python-mpltoolkits.basemap 

Will let you run the geoip peermap demo
please let me know if you need to install anything else to make it run. ##compile you probably want to clone this into the plugins directory of your retroshare source code.

  cd myretrosharesrc/plugins/  
  git clone  
cd WebScriptRS 

At this point you can run the script or:

  git clone  
  cd qjsonrpc/src/  
  qmake-qt4 QJSONRPC_LIBRARY_TYPE=staticlib; make  
  cd ..  
  qmake-qt4; make  

###install/run copy the .so files to your .retroshare/extensions/ directory
run RetroShare from the plugins directory!
install/run can be acomplished by running the script

###JS Bridge

There is not much documentation yet - but there are examples, and you can look at webbridgers.h
currently you can send a message like this:

var packetdata = {"type":"chatmessage","pos":"thiscouldbeanything"};  

or directly like this:

var packetdata = {"x":3,"y":5,"name":"Eric"};  
bridge.sendMessage(peer_id_as_string, JSON.stringify(packetdata)); 

And get one like this:

function incomingMsg(message){  
  var packetdata = JSON.parse(message.message);  
  var peer_id_as_string = message.peerID;  
  var name = message.peerName;  


A Retroshare bridge to internal webkit/python and JSON-RPC






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