These scripts are all very rough - use them at your own risk. Please be careful. If you change the scripts, which would undoubtedly improve them, please let us know.
The best and fastest way to see what these scripts produce is to look at some of our album pages. Since about March 2004, we've been using versions of this script and the accompanying templates to create those pages.
There is more information in the README file, but to make a short story long . . . The script uses the module to create an index page containing thumbnails. Each thumbnail is linked to a page containing a larger version of the image. All the image pages are linked in sequence to each other. All the index pages are similarly linked. When you create a new album, the script should automatically link the new pages to the previous pages. The script will also ftp the new and changed pages to your server. (Instructions on how to add your server info or remove this function are in the README file.)
You can easily change the appearance of your pages by changing the template files. If you don't change the templates your pages will be a mess and say "denverhughes.net" on them.
This script compares your "want list" of albums to what is available in django's sale list. If there is a cd for sale by one of the artists on your want list, the script displays the artist's name followed by the album titles you are looking for. It then displays the albums by that artist that are currently available on the sale list. The script also writes the list to a file: music_avail.txt.
The script does not try to match album names. The reason for this is simply that it is too difficult to match names reliably - at least for me to write a script that does it reliably.
We have only used this on a gentoo linux system.
You use these scripts at your own risk. In the words of the GPL: these scripts are "distributed in the hope that [they] will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details."
© Monica & Mark Hughes 2000-03