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The Kiosk Project
The Kiosk Project is collection of tools and information that can be used to implement a kiosk environment in linux. There are also a couple of side projects that arose from creating the kiosk related tools. Please note that while some of the docs here may seem old but all of this has been tested with the latest Firefox 3.6.x and Fedora. If you find something that is incorrect or does not work any longer please let jim know about it. For commercial support see [JTJ Software]
- KioskTheory - Kiosk theory of operation. The Kiosk Project takes a "Whole System" approach for an ultra stable and flexible environment.
- KioskSetups - Kiosk environment setup. Includes info on touchscreen setup.
- KioskBrowser - a locked down web browser with a customizable user interface and many features:
- Tested on most versions of Firefox up to Firefox-3.6.x
- Timed reset - Browser can reset after a specified period of inactivity. Dumps the session history and resets to specified uri.
- Virtual Keyboard is also an extension for Firefox . A popup keyboard for use in touch screen or pointer only environments. Get the Firefox xpi here: KioskBrowser/VirtualKeyboard
- Phidget sensor controler. This lets the browser react directly to sensors or activate digital outputs(turn things on/off) attached to the Phidgets 8/8/8 controler. The uses for this in a kiosk enviroment are endless! KioskBrowser/PhidgetControler
- Speech output. Speech output lets you have spoken commands, prompts and read web pages. There is an KioskBrowser/XpcomFlite xpcom component that embeds the [Flite tts system] with 4 voices implemented in the [Read2Me firefox addon]. The read2me addon can also use an external tts system such as Festival
- Lots of predefined chromes(user interfaces). You can even use the regular firefox browser chrome, this allows the use firefox extensions. See ModuleDocumentation for KioskBrowser chrome information.
- A collection of short videos of the kiosk browser in action is available here: http://www.youtube.com/user/jtjmassey
- TwmKiosk - A customized window manager that has features that make it perfect for kiosk environments. Download the twm-kiosk[twm-kiosk.tar] window manager
- MozillaCookbook - Mozilla Application development tips, tricks and recipies.
cvs://kiosk/downloads - look here for various downloadable items/tools. Most things here are stable versions.
Old outdated stuff:
- MozAppGen - mozilla application stub generater. A complete mozilla application to build out with your code! Does the grunt work of making the directory structure and rdf and other default files needed to make a complete mozilla application. Try it and let me know your results. Jim
- MozAppGen is kinda outdated in that it is for making xul apps for targeting the mozilla suite. It has not been tested against seamonkey. Although I still use it to generate app stubs for firefox apps.
- GameKiosk - A collection of mozilla based games. Card games, Xultris, Xoom, Snake. A complete waste of time!