Hi everyone, Does anyone know of a solution that will work with Rails that can capture remote screen shots of website a.k.a Magnolia, DZone etc? Thanks, Schalk
on 2009-01-18 09:27
on 2009-01-18 13:10
Schalk Neethling wrote: > Hi everyone, > > Does anyone know of a solution that will work with Rails that can > capture remote screen shots of website a.k.a Magnolia, DZone etc? I would use Curl, Wget, Rio, or Net::HTTP to pull in the page (and its dependencies), then I would Google for "html to thumbnail", find a shell command that works, and shell to it. A good thumbnailer will let you set the dimensions to very large, for a screen shot not a thumbnail. May I ask if you are acceptance testing that target website?
on 2009-01-18 17:42
Hi there Philip, Thanks for the info. These looks promising: http://ruby-gnome2.sourceforge.jp/hiki.cgi?Ruby/GtkMozEmbed http://mirko.lilik.it/Ruby-GNOME2/moz-snapshooter.rb Regarding acceptance testing, so you mean the websites that I want to capture or the website doing the capturing? Thanks, Schalk
on 2009-01-18 20:08
Schalk Neethling wrote: > Hi there Philip, > > Thanks for the info. These looks promising: > http://ruby-gnome2.sourceforge.jp/hiki.cgi?Ruby/GtkMozEmbed > http://mirko.lilik.it/Ruby-GNOME2/moz-snapshooter.rb Does Moz imply they invoke the Mozilla/Netscape/Firefox web browser? Ain't that too heavy?
on 2009-01-18 22:06
Hi Philip, I am guessing it must be the mozilla engine. I saw another one that uses webkit but it seems that the server needs to run the Mac OS. Regards, Schalk
on 2009-01-19 14:19
Schalk, The guys from Pagestacker.com did just that. Talk to them, they are very friendly... Cheers, Sazima