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Re: [help-GIFT] New application to the GIFT

From: Wolfgang Mueller
Subject: Re: [help-GIFT] New application to the GIFT
Date: Mon, 4 Nov 2002 13:46:51 +0100
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Am Montag, 4. November 2002 12:56 schrieb John Restrepo:
> Hi Everybody,
> I am new to the list and to GIFT, so I will probably be posting a lot here
> (for help, of course).
> I work at the Industrial Design Engineering Faculty at TU-Delft in The
> Netherlands. My work is about interactions between designers and
> information systems. As part of my research (I am aiming at a PhD), I want
> to study the effect of format and media in which information is presented
> to designers in the design process etc. 

You are *not* boring us.

> Whatever, I am not going to bore
> you with all this stuff. The point is that I want to use the gift because
> it's query by example capabilities.


> I managed to install the gift. Installation was reasonably smooth (except
> for some Perl dependencies that have other dependencies, etc. That seemed
> to be endless, and I did not want to use CPAN). I have indexed a collection
> of about 5000 objects from famous and not so famous designers. The
> collection includes bikes, sunglasses, vacuum cleaners, watches, and a long
> etc.

Oh. Could you give me some infos on what dependencies where of particular 
interest? I due to complaints I have assembled a perl package that should be 
about it (?)

they are not *completely* gnu compatible, and for that they are not yet on the 
GNU server. I should in a small timeslice I will remove the offending files, 
and that shoulddo it.


> Ok, here the complaints section. I swear I have read the documentation and
> the help archives before writing this, and nothing helped.
> I managed to have the charmer interface running on the Linux box, displayed
> with Mozilla 1.0 and the java2 plugin. It works smoothly (when accessed
> from the linux box). I can also serve the applet to the web (making the
> changes to the demo files) but it does not connect to the server when
> accessed from any other computer. The java window says that they might be a
> security problem with the applet. I know something can be done about this
> issue because I have tried a demo of the charmer interface somewhere in the
> web (perhaps in the viper site???) Some hints on this will be very
> appreciated.

OK. I do believe to have written some lines about that problem in the readme:
The images have to come from the same source as the applet, otherwise they are 
deemed as a security risk. So you have to adjust the server that serves the 
applet and the one that serves the image, and the urls have to be (e.g.)
and not 

So you will have to do some search and replace in some file of the name
that resides in the subdirectory named as your collection in

> Now, the PHP interface seems to be bugging everybody (for what I have read
> on the help-archive on this list). I have made all the appropriate changes
> to the demo.php and client.php files but still I am unable to connect to
> the server. It does basically nothing and displays not complains. You can
> try what I have at or
> /client.php It is frustrating me.... Grrrr.
> My configuration is as follows
> Gift runs on port 12789
> image collection /home/johnrpo/public_html/imagedatabase
> I have given the following permissions to the files (just in case that was
> the problem)
> -rw-rw-rw-    1 johnrpo  johnrpo      8333 Nov  1 01:58 gift-config.mrml
> -rwxrw-r--    1 johnrpo  johnrpo       291 Oct 31 18:24
> drwxr-xr-x    3 johnrpo  johnrpo      4096 Oct 31 18:24 gift-indexing-data
> -rw-rw-rw-    1 johnrpo  johnrpo      5593 Nov  1 13:40
> gift-last-in-message.mrml
> -rw-rw-rw-    1 johnrpo  johnrpo      9460 Nov  1 13:40
> gift-last-out-message.mrml
> -rw-rw-rw-    1 johnrpo  johnrpo   1140685 Nov  4 12:17 gift-log.mrml
> -rw-rw-r--    1 johnrpo  johnrpo        12 Nov  4 12:17 gift-port.txt
> I have also given 775 attribs to the directory where the php interface is
> located.
> Help in this issue is HIGHLY required and appreciated.
> N.B. There is no version number for the interface,  but I downloaded it
> last week.

OK. Using the interface at I am getting a "connection refused".

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