New Webinterface available

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emcodem
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Re: New Webinterface available

Post by emcodem » Tue Dec 18, 2018 1:35 pm

Hey Benjamin,
thanks for being willing to help me with this, it is very helpful!
See above (first post here) in [Install instructions] section. Sure instead of \\localhost... you can also use C:\ or any other drive that you can enter into Windows Explorer, just don't use mapped Network drives letters but UNC paths instead.

To let you know: I'll update the first post and add instructions until i have a first release Version.
Currently i am working on the browse files on Server and Client as suggested by you yesterday ;-)

momocampo
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Re: New Webinterface available

Post by momocampo » Tue Dec 18, 2018 1:38 pm

Hi,
OK sorry I didn't see that you edit your first post...I try now.
;)

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Re: New Webinterface available

Post by momocampo » Tue Dec 18, 2018 2:11 pm

So I think I must be idiot but impossible to edit a good path in server_config...I just want to try and make my upload directory on local machine in a folder named "tempo" on c:
I tried \\\\c:\tempo// \\c:\tempo\ etc.. No way.
Something must get away from me....sorry.

emcodem
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Re: New Webinterface available

Post by emcodem » Tue Dec 18, 2018 3:25 pm

hmm, looks like you are not very experienced with UNC paths :-) no worries…
What's the \\ before C: in your path? ...Just enter it as you would in Windows Explorer, additionally add one additional Backslash to each and every Backslash.
Local drives:
c:\\Folder\\folder2\\
D:\\Folder\\

UNC Shares:
\\\\machine\\share\\folder\\
\\\\machine\\c$\\folder\\folder2\\

Cheers,
Harry

momocampo
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Re: New Webinterface available

Post by momocampo » Wed Dec 19, 2018 10:28 am

Hello Harry,
Well ok ok I'm not the specialist for UNC paths ....
So, it works at last :) I have to do some test but the upload is ok and the start workflow is ok too.Well done.
But the big question that I wonder is " can I submit a file from another workstation than the server and if yes , what do I install on this workstation?
cheers

jerrysub
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Re: New Webinterface available

Post by jerrysub » Wed Dec 19, 2018 2:35 pm

Hi Dev team,

I have decided to use this nice idea to get web interface especially to track workflow and media.

so steps to install webservice had been done as below:
1.the zip had been uncompressed to the data drive "D:\tools\FFAStrans_webinterface" (not c:\),
2.I have edited the server_config.js to set the path for download,
3.started the MS service: FFAStrans REST-API Service,
4.laucnh server.exe (visible on process task manager),
5.opened web browser on http://localhost:3002/
unfortunately I can see only frames with round box without anything only this message error: "ERROR getting jobs, possibly FFASTRANS API is offline".

Did I miss something?

thanks for any help on this please.

Jeremy

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Re: New Webinterface available

Post by momocampo » Wed Dec 19, 2018 3:38 pm

Hello Jeremy,

You have to install ffastrans api. To do that, go in ffastrans, options menu, configuration. Then, host and install windows service. Check "run as application".
It could be ok now.
cheers.
benjamin

jerrysub
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Re: New Webinterface available

Post by jerrysub » Wed Dec 19, 2018 3:59 pm

Hi Benjamin,

exact, it is working now. I was out on this point. thanks for quick reply.
Situation was weird as "Run as application" was grey out, so I had simply to click on "Install as windows service" to get this check box clickable.
in fact we did not really know if it was activated or not.

I have another question about the different ports visible under host pointing by default to 65445 which is different from "user_config.js" pointing to 65446. is it expected?

Concerning the State column, was does mean value "1"? completed successfully ?

see you,

Jeremy

emcodem
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Re: New Webinterface available

Post by emcodem » Wed Dec 19, 2018 9:59 pm

Hey Jeremy,
welcome to the Forum and thanks for using ffastrans!
Nice finding about the user_config.js, this file is actually not (yet) used. I just removed it from the source. And the state column will be removed soon as well, it is unneccessary, the colors of the job should tell you what state it is ;-)
You have to know this webinterface is in a pretty early stage, there are frequent updates. What you can download is somewhat stable but it is not a realease yet. So i work on documentation, features and stuff at this very moment ;-)

Latest update: File Browser feature finished.

The user_config you were looking at resides here, i updated the manual in my first post in this thread about it.
webinterface\configuration\staticStrings.js

Have fun!
Harry

jerrysub
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Re: New Webinterface available

Post by jerrysub » Fri Dec 28, 2018 2:57 pm

Hi Harry,

I like what you are doing, this interface is usefull.
May you could add a column for tracking the progression of jobs on the running part (like field total progress on monitor.exe)?

thanks,
Jeremy

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