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Old 10-28-2004, 06:54 PM   #1
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Avantgo and Isilo to Plucker

I'm a relatively new Plucker user and just found this forum, which led me to Sunrise, which I have downloaded and installed, but haven't played with yet. Previously, I have used the Plucker Desktop for conversion. I'm hoping Sunrise will offer some improvements over that.

I have been using Avantgo for off-line channel viewing and Isilo for just about everything else. My goal now is to hopefully consolidate everything into Plucker. So my question is - does anyone know of any conversion tools or simple methods (I'm not a programmer) to convert from either of these programs to Plucker? One Avantgo channel in particular would be Yahoo. Any input would be appreciated.
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I'm a relatively new Plucker user and just found this forum, which led me to Sunrise, which I have downloaded and installed, but haven't played with yet. Previously, I have used the Plucker Desktop for conversion. I'm hoping Sunrise will offer some improvements over that.

I have been using Avantgo for off-line channel viewing and Isilo for just about everything else. My goal now is to hopefully consolidate everything into Plucker. So my question is - does anyone know of any conversion tools or simple methods (I'm not a programmer) to convert from either of these programs to Plucker? One Avantgo channel in particular would be Yahoo. Any input would be appreciated.
Some sites or channels on Avantgo can't be accessed outside of the Avantgo program. Even if you know the url to the Avantgo page, it will be denied access. Yahoo is one of them. If you have already set up a My Yahoo account, just use Sunrise to pluck the password protected site. If your My Yahoo page is way too big, you can always create a special smaller page of the features you want on it in your My Yahoo. Just add a new page and add the features you want to have plucked. Then, use the url to that page to be plucked. I have done this on my My Yahoo page since my main page has way too much stuff and so, when I pluck the My Yahoo page, I pluck the special page. In my case it's 'http://my.yahoo.com/p/2.html'

I personally have not used iSilo and don't know of any conversion program to convert them to Plucker. Maybe someone can provide an answer to that.

I find that Sunrise is probably the best plucker type program out there and I have stopped using Avantgo and Plucker Desktop and just now use Sunrise exclusively for all website page retrievals.

If you're interested in learning how to use Sunrise, check out my posting on a mini step through of it.

http://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2529

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Old 10-28-2004, 07:38 PM   #3
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Thanks for your input, maceyr. I think that's a geat idea about the My Yahoo site. I'll try that.

I've been playing with Sunrise. But when I try to download a particular web site, all it gives is the front page with dead links. In the Properties dialogue, I specified up to 4 link depth with no restrictions, but each time, it gives me the first page only. I have no filters set, nor any changes to defaults on the Advanced tab. Can't figure out what I'm doing wrong. I've converted the same site using IsiloX with no problem.
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Perhaps you could tell us which site (URL?) you're trying to convert, or post the SDL that is not working for you.
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Old 10-29-2004, 01:08 PM   #5
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Here's the url:

http://library.lds.org/nxt/gateway.dll/Curriculum/music.htm/hymns.htm?f=templates$fn=document-frame.htm$3.0$q=$x=$nc=8877
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Old 10-29-2004, 04:20 PM   #6
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Yahoo! has apparently redone it's mobile portal site; some info is here:

http://www.palminfocenter.com/view_story.asp?ID=7234

I just used Palm Web Pro on my Tungsten T3 to view the site, and I don't see why you couldn't use iSiloX/Sunrise/etc. to scoop the site. And apparently it has some My Yahoo! functionality available, though the feature is still technically listed as beta-quality.
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Old 11-01-2004, 09:30 PM   #7
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If you have already set up a My Yahoo account, just use Sunrise to pluck the password protected site. I have done this on my My Yahoo page since my main page has way too much stuff and so, when I pluck the My Yahoo page, I pluck the special page. In my case it's 'http://my.yahoo.com/p/2.html'
maceyr - I tried your suggestion to have Sunrise pluck my My Yahoo site, but I can't get it to work. I'm hoping you can help. I set up the Form Login for the site. Do I need to reference that somewhere in the channel properties? All I get with the converted product is the generic login page.

I've attached the SDL file containing the Yahoo channel and the Form Login. I'm hoping someone can take a look at it and point me in the right direction.

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Old 11-02-2004, 12:50 AM   #8
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Seems to work fine. I've tried converting the site and it comes up with my main Yahoo page stuff so it works fine. Just make sure that you have logged into the My Yahoo site properly and have the cookies on your hard drive.

Check my posting on pointing Sunrise to the cookies.txt file to make sure My Yahoo looks at those cookies.

If you still have problems, maybe try using the "Send To Sunrise" extension. Just make sure you are on the logged in My Yahoo page and then have it Send to Sunrise. Originally, before the Forms Login feature was there, I was able to use this to pluck some password protected sites that I can't pluck with the cookies. Again, that info is also in the other posting.

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http://library.lds.org/nxt/gateway.dll/Curriculum/music.htm/hymns.htm?f=templat...
I just did some work a few weeks ago to help Nathan Bullock with his lds-get script to fetch it all of the Latter Day Saints writings into one .pdb and then create some snazzy hires screenshots for it. You can see the lds-get news article on the Plucker website with all of the details and screenshots. I'm not a religious person, but the article is one of the most popular to date, so a lot of people must be using it.

Check it out, you might like the results.
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