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01/16/05 19:12:38 (19 years ago)

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    3030least one printer. 
     32When the user clicks (or double-clicks, depending on the client operating 
     33system) on the icon, a table is displayed showing how many pages the 
     34user has printed on each printer, as well as if he can still print or not, 
     35and if is PyKota account is limited by a number of credits, the number 
     36of credits remaining in his account is displayed. 
     41  1 - On a web server : 
     43      The first thing to do is to configure a web server to serve 
     44      PyKota's dumpykota.cgi CGI script. The best place to do so 
     45      is on the print server itself, but for performance reasons 
     46      you may prefer installing it elsewhere. 
     48      When installing, you have to ensure that the dumpykota.cgi 
     49      script will be able to read PyKota's configuration and to 
     50      access to PyKota's database, whatever it is, as a PyKota 
     51      administrator. Please refer to PyKota's documentaton for 
     52      details on how to do this. 
     54      You can protect access to this CGI script with a username 
     55      and password if you want. Please refer to your web server's 
     56      documentation for details on how to do this. 
     58  2 - On each client : 
     60      Execute (double-click) on PyKotIcon's installation program,  
     61      and the software will install itself onto the local hard disk. 
     63      The installation procedure will ask you for the full URL to 
     64      dumpykota.cgi which should be installed and working on a 
     65      web server, accessible from the current computer. For example 
     66      enter : 
     70      Then the insallation procedure will ask you to enter an optional 
     71      username and password, in the case the access to dumpykota.cgi 
     72      is protected. Just leave the fields blank if access is unrestricted, 
     73      else type in the correct username and password. 
     75  3 - You can now execute the pykoticon software. A good place to put 
     76      it under MS Windows is in the Startup folder, or in a netlogon 
     77      script. Under GNU/Linux and similar system, you can put a 
     78      command line to pykoticon in your ~/.Xsession file or configure 
     79      your desktop environment to automatically start it when opening 
     80      the session.