zopyx.smartprintng.server is a Pyramid based server implementation and implements the server side functionality of the Produce & Publish platform. It is know as the Produce & Publish Server.
create an virtualenv environment (Python 2.6) - either within your current (empty) directory or by letting virtualenv create one for you. (easy_install virtualenv if virtualenv is not available on your system):
virtualenv --no-site-packages .
virtualenv --no-site-packages smartprintng
install the SmartPrintNG server:
create a server.ini configuration file (and change it according to your needs):
[DEFAULT] debug = true [app:main] use = egg:zopyx.smartprintng.server#app reload_templates = true debug_authorization = false debug_notfound = false [server:main] use = egg:Paste#http host = 127.0.0.1 port = 6543
start the server (in foreground):
bin/paster serve server.ini
or start it in background:
bin/paster serve server.ini --daemon
For upgrading an existing SmartPrintNG server you should try the following inside your virtualenv environment:
bin/easy_install -U zopyx.smartprintng.server bin/easy_install -U zopyx.convert2
The SmartPrintNG server exposes several methods through XMLRPC:
def convertZIP(auth_token, zip_archive, converter_name): """ 'zip_archive' is ZIP archive (encoded as base-64 byte string). The archive must contain exactly *one* HTML file to be converted including all related resources like stylesheets and images. All files must be stored flat within the archive (no subfolders). All references to externals resources like the 'src' attribute of the IMG tag or references to the stylesheet(s) must use relative paths. The method returns the converted output file also as base64-encoded ZIP archive. """ def convertZIPEmail(auth_token, context, zip_archive, converter_name='pdf-prince', sender=None, recipient=None, subject=None, body=None): """ Similar to convertZIP() except that this method will send the converted output document to a recipient by email. 'subject' and 'body' parameters *must* be utf-8 encoded. """ def availableConverters(): """ Returns a list of available converter names on the SmartPrintNG backend. """ def authenticate(username, password): """ Log into the server. Returns an auth_token. authenticate() must be called before calling any of the methods above. """ def ping(): """ says 'pong' - or something similar """
For using the email support through the convertZIPEmail() the email server must be configured through a dedicated configuration file. An email.ini may look like this:
[mail] hostname = smtp.gmail.com username = some_username password = some_password force_tls = False no_tls = False
You have to pass the name of the email configuration file to paster when starting then server:
bin/paster serve server.ini mail_config=/path/to/email.ini
Support for Produce & Publish Server is currently only available on a project basis.