[Tutor] Design Outline question for personal project
alan.gauld at btinternet.com
Fri Dec 21 21:29:21 CET 2007
"jupiejupe" <smlltlk at jupiterlovejoy.com> wrote
> i am going to set up a network of "zigbee" nodes.
> when a event such as: motion movement or touch awakens node
> i want it's alert to the network to trigger a programmed response.
> what i have to figure out is using a database maybe mysql or
Yes, and you might find it useful to define a Node as a class.
> (cherrypy seems interesting as a http frame (can it send pop3
> or imap? do i need a database if it does?).
Yes it can do pop and imap vuia standard python pop and imap email
modules and no it doesn't need a database for email. Databases just
store data and allow you to retrieve it. (OK some have fancy
> so i believe that the zigbee node's have id already pre-programmed
> so that should not be an issuse.
Sounds like it.
> once the event (i'll need to have a program to take that report? or
> does the
> database do that already?) has been reported to the database,
You probably want a node object to retrieve the data from the database
and use that to send the email usong the standard python email
> the node id should trigger an email? (do i need an email client to
> send that
> or does sockets have some thing to do with that?) that's really all
> that i
> can think i need which most likey means i am missing the boat.
Sockets are involved bt the email modules should shield you from all
> so i figure that i need to study as well as python.
> has a mini sever and database so i can use that instead of
You could use standard CGI for this but CherryPy might make it easier.
> Twisted mail?
> do i have to use all of twisted or can i just use to mail
You definitely don't need Twisted at this stage.
Standard Python email modules should do all you need.
You might want some classes and hence some OOP....
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