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howto:door:slyvote [2018/01/29 14:15]
nightfox [SlyVote]
howto:door:slyvote [2019/04/08 13:58] (current)
nightfox [Installation] Mentioned the April 6, 2019 build of Synchronet for faster SlyVote operation
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 ====== SlyVote ====== ====== SlyVote ======
-[[http://​digdist.synchro.net/​DigDistBBSStuff/​DigDistBBSStuff.html|SlyVote]] ​version 0.34 beta (released on 2018-01-28) ​is a voting booth door for Synchronet (written in JavaScript) for viewing and voting on polls, as well as creating polls. ​ SlyVote makes use of the voting feature added in Synchronet 3.17 and also supports displaying of avatars for the people who post polls (avatars were also added in Synchronet 3.17).+[[http://​digdist.synchro.net/​DigDistBBSStuff/​DigDistBBSStuff.html|SlyVote]] is a voting booth door for Synchronet (written in JavaScript) for viewing and voting on polls, as well as creating polls. ​ SlyVote makes use of the voting feature added in Synchronet 3.17 and also supports displaying of avatars for the people who post polls (avatars were also added in Synchronet 3.17).
  
 ===== Getting SlyVote ===== ===== Getting SlyVote =====
 SlyVote can be acquired in one of the following ways:\\ SlyVote can be acquired in one of the following ways:\\
-  * Browse to the ''​[[dev:​CVS]]''​ and download SlyVote from the SlyVote directory within ''​[[dir:​xtrn]]''​ ([[http://​cvs.synchro.net/​cgi-bin/​viewcvs.cgi/​xtrn/​SlyVote|CVS link]] or [[http://​cvs-mirror.synchro.net/​cgi-bin/​viewcvs.cgi/​xtrn/​SlyVote|mirror CVS link]])+  * Browse to the ''​[[dev:​CVS]]''​ and download SlyVote from the SlyVote directory within ''​[[dir:​xtrn]]''​ ([[http://​cvs.synchro.net/​cgi-bin/​viewcvs.cgi/​xtrn/​slyvote|CVS link]] or [[http://​cvs-mirror.synchro.net/​cgi-bin/​viewcvs.cgi/​xtrn/​slyvote|mirror CVS link]])
   * Download SlyVote from the [[http://​digdist.synchro.net/​DigDistBBSStuff/​DigDistBBSStuff.html|Digital Distortion BBS Doors and Tools page]]   * Download SlyVote from the [[http://​digdist.synchro.net/​DigDistBBSStuff/​DigDistBBSStuff.html|Digital Distortion BBS Doors and Tools page]]
  
 ===== Minimum Synchronet version and .js scripts ===== ===== Minimum Synchronet version and .js scripts =====
-SlyVote requires Synchronet 3.17 (for 3.17 beta, a build from August 19, 2017 or newerand the latest ​of the following JavaScript scripts (in the ''​[[dir:​exec]]''/​load directory) :\\+SlyVote requires Synchronet 3.17 or newer and makes use of the following JavaScript scripts (in the ''​[[dir:​exec]]''/​load directory) :\\
   * sbbsdefs.js   * sbbsdefs.js
   * text.js   * text.js
   * frame.js   * frame.js
   * scrollbar.js   * scrollbar.js
-  * DDLightbarMenu.js+  * dd_lightbar_menu.js (''​[[custom:​javascript:​lib:​ddlightbarmenu.js]]''​)
   * smbdefs.js   * smbdefs.js
   * avatar_lib.js   * avatar_lib.js
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 In addition, SlyVote has an option to post a poll, which executes postpoll.js (in the ''​[[dir:​exec]]''​ directory). In addition, SlyVote has an option to post a poll, which executes postpoll.js (in the ''​[[dir:​exec]]''​ directory).
  
-SlyVote requires an ANSI terminal, since SlyVote makes use of lightbar menus which do cursor movement, as well as a scrolling frame to display poll messages. +SlyVote requires an ANSI terminal, since SlyVote makes use of lightbar menus which do cursor movement, as well as a scrolling frame to display poll results.
 ===== Installation ===== ===== Installation =====
-First, ensure that you have an up-to-date Synchronet system running Synchronet 3.17 or higher, and ensure that your Synchronet JavaScript files (in sbbs/​exec/​loadare up to date.  ​Before the official Synchronet 3.17 is/was releaseddaily 3.17 beta builds ​can be downloaded from Vertrauen (the home BBS of Synchronet). ​ See the section below titled "​Updating ​Synchronet".+First, ensure that you have an up-to-date Synchronet system running Synchronet 3.17 or higher, and ensure that your Synchronet JavaScript files in sbbs/''​[[dir:​exec]]''​/load are up to date (it wouldn'​t hurt to also ensure your .js files in your ''​[[dir:​exec]]''​ directory are also up to date).  ​The easiest way to update your JavaScript files would probably be to download [[ftp://​vert.synchro.net/Synchronet/​sbbs_run.zip|sbbs_run.zip from Vertrauen]]extract that somewhere, and then copy the .js files from ''​[[dir:​exec]]''​ and ''​[[dir:​exec]]''/​load to your sbbs/exec and sbbs/​exec/​load directories. 
 + 
 +Synchronet ​3.17 can be downloaded from [[http://​vert.synchro.net|Vertrauen]] (the home BBS of Synchronet).  The fresh install of Synchronet 3.17 is [[ftp://​ftp.synchro.net/​sbbs317b.zip]],​ and the upgrade package is [[ftp://​ftp.synchro.net/​sbup317b.zip]]. ​ After installing Synchronet 3.17, if you want to use the latest daily-built (beta) Synchronet binaries, you can download [[ftp://​vert.synchro.net/​Synchronet/​sbbs_dev.zip|sbbs_dev.zip]] for Windows or [[ftp://​vert.synchro.net/​Synchronet/​sbbs_dev.tgz|sbbs_dev.tgz]] for Linux. ​ If you want to build it yourself on Linux, see ''​[[install:​nix]]''​ for instructions.  See ''​[[install:​dev]]''​ for more information on updating to the latest development build of Synchronet
 + 
 +SlyVote should run faster if you use a Synchronet build from April 6, 2019 or newer. ​ That beta build added a new JavaScript function (MsgBase.get_index()) which SlyVote makes use of if available when checking messages in the sub-boards to see if they are poll votes.
  
 SlyVote is comprised of the following files: SlyVote is comprised of the following files:
-  * SlyVote.js: The SlyVote script +  * slyvote.js: The SlyVote script 
-  * SlyVote.cfg: The SlyVote configuration file+  * slyvote.cfg: The SlyVote configuration file
  
-SlyVote.cfg is a plain text file, so it can be edited using any text editor.+slyvote.cfg is a plain text file, so it can be edited using any text editor.
  
-You can copy SlyVote.js and SlyVote.cfg to a directory of your choice.+You can copy slyvote.js and slyvote.cfg to a directory of your choice. ​ ​slyvote.cfg,​ if it exists in these directories,​ will be read from these directories in order: 
 +sbbs/mods 
 +sbbs/ctrl 
 +Same directory as slyvote.js
  
 +Also, SlyVote also depends on dd_lightbar_menu.js,​ which should exist in your sbbs/''​[[dir:​exec]]''/​load directory.
 ===== Configuration with Synchronet ===== ===== Configuration with Synchronet =====
-Run SCFG (Synchronet configuration) and add the following configuration to [[util:​SCFG]]->​External Programs->​Online Programs (Doors) in the section of your choice. ​ Note that this assumes SlyVote is installed in sbbs/xtrn/SlyVote.+Run SCFG (Synchronet configuration) and add the following configuration to [[util:​SCFG]]->​External Programs->​Online Programs (Doors) in the section of your choice. ​ Note that this assumes SlyVote is installed in sbbs/xtrn/slyvote.
   Name                            SlyVote Voting Booth   Name                            SlyVote Voting Booth
   Internal Code                   ​SLYVOTE   Internal Code                   ​SLYVOTE
-  Start-up Directory ​             ../xtrn/SlyVote +  Start-up Directory ​             ../xtrn/slyvote 
-  Command Line                    ?SlyVote.js+  Command Line                    ?slyvote.js
   Clean-up Command Line              Clean-up Command Line           
   Execution Cost                  None   Execution Cost                  None
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 | showAvatars ​                    | Whether or not to show avatars of the people who post polls in the results. Valid values are true and false. Defaults to true. | | showAvatars ​                    | Whether or not to show avatars of the people who post polls in the results. Valid values are true and false. Defaults to true. |
 | useAllAvailableSubBoards ​       | Whether or not to use all available sub-boards where voting is enabled. Valid values are true and false. ​ This defaults to true.  If this is set to true, then any subBoardsCodes values in the configuration file (described below) will be ignored. | | useAllAvailableSubBoards ​       | Whether or not to use all available sub-boards where voting is enabled. Valid values are true and false. ​ This defaults to true.  If this is set to true, then any subBoardsCodes values in the configuration file (described below) will be ignored. |
-| subBoardCodes ​                  | A comma-separated list of internal sub-board codes specifying which sub-board or sub-boards to use for polls. ​ A single sub-board code can be specified if you only want to use one sub-board with SlyVote. ​ Also, subBoardCodes can appear multiple times in SlyVote.cfg, and all specified sub-boards will be used.  If any of the specified sub-board codes don't exist or refer to sub-boards that don't allow voting, then they will not be used. |+| subBoardCodes ​                  | A comma-separated list of internal sub-board codes specifying which sub-board or sub-boards to use for polls. ​ A single sub-board code can be specified if you only want to use one sub-board with SlyVote. ​ Also, subBoardCodes can appear multiple times in slyvote.cfg, and all specified sub-boards will be used.  If any of the specified sub-board codes don't exist or refer to sub-boards that don't allow voting, then they will not be used. |
 | startupSubBoardCode ​            | Optional: An internal sub-board code for a sub-board to automatically start in if there are multiple sub-boards configured. ​ If this is set, SlyVote will not prompt the user for a sub-board on startup and will start in the sub-board specified by this setting. | | startupSubBoardCode ​            | Optional: An internal sub-board code for a sub-board to automatically start in if there are multiple sub-boards configured. ​ If this is set, SlyVote will not prompt the user for a sub-board on startup and will start in the sub-board specified by this setting. |
  
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 SlyVote uses the following lines from Synchronet'​s text.dat file (located in the sbbs/ctrl directory): SlyVote uses the following lines from Synchronet'​s text.dat file (located in the sbbs/ctrl directory):
   * 120 (CantPostOnSub)   * 120 (CantPostOnSub)
-  * 501 (SelectItemHdr) 
   * 503 (SelectItemWhich)   * 503 (SelectItemWhich)
   * 759 (CantReadSub)   * 759 (CantReadSub)
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   * 781 (R_Voting)   * 781 (R_Voting)
   * 787 (PollVoteNotice)   * 787 (PollVoteNotice)
 +  * 791 (BallotHdr)
  
 ===== See Also ===== ===== See Also =====

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