[Mongrel] Tell me why my Shoutcase handler sucks!

Ezra Zygmuntowicz ezmobius at gmail.com
Wed May 9 17:43:21 EDT 2007

	Hey Carl-- I thought it was cool ;)


On May 9, 2007, at 2:39 PM, Carl Lerche wrote:

> This sparks nobody's interest? That makes me a sad panda :(
> On 5/4/07, Carl Lerche <carl.lerche at gmail.com> wrote:
>> woops, the subject is supposed to be Shoutcast!!!
>> On 5/4/07, Carl Lerche <carl.lerche at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> So, I want to build the greatest online radio ever! (for my,  
>>> currently
>>> crappy, faderwave.net radio station. Right now, I'm running Icecast
>>> straight up. The only problem is that managing different DJs and
>>> keeping them off the air when they aren't supposed to be there is a
>>> pain. There also is not one single management package that does
>>> everything. My current system is a hacked together mess.
>>> So, I want to build a unified ruby based solution. No, I'm not going
>>> to try to replace Icecast with a hacked pure ruby version, but I am
>>> going to try to setup a proxy for DJs to connect to where I can  
>>> manage
>>> every small bit.
>>> To do all that, I really have to understand how Icecast works. So, I
>>> hacked together a mongrel handler that can accept broadcasting  
>>> clients
>>> and send the stream to listeners... except I don't really know what
>>> I'm doing. So, I would appreciate it if you could look over the code
>>> and tell me why it sucks and how to improve it. It's really short,
>>> under 100 lines with comments.
>>> Of course, this is just a really rough solution that I hacked  
>>> together
>>> to experiment with interfacing with broadcasting clients and audio
>>> players. Anyway, here it is:
>>> http://pastie.caboo.se/59073
>>> Thanks,
>>> -carl
>>> --
>>> EPA Rating: 3000 Lines of Code / Gallon (of coffee)
>> --
>> EPA Rating: 3000 Lines of Code / Gallon (of coffee)
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