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Re: I need your help, to continue fdeveloping.
« Reply #15 on: July 11, 2009, 09:04:23 am »
are you using a Vista ICM? The driver I wrote is for the ICM module.

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« Reply #16 on: July 11, 2009, 12:05:57 pm »
Yes, Thom
Here's the thread I posted back in May with more details.
http://forum.linuxmce.org/index.php?topic=7395.msg53185#msg53185
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« Reply #17 on: July 12, 2009, 04:18:22 pm »
I paypaled $100 yesterday.  Its not much but 20 x $100 = $2,000.

I would like to see a section in the forum dedicated to requests where people add their name/handle and amount of money they wish to gift.  Not a wish area, but a I'll donate x amount if this is successfully completed.  Actually, pre-pay via paypal in advance is better, with a refund after x months if it isn't started, and > x months if its not completed.  Othewise, people may not pay.

I would like the CADDX NX series of alarm panels supported and would donate another $100 for that, as an example.

The other area to obtain funding could be post-install configuration.  Many people have issues when some items don't auto install when they should.  Video's that don't have artwork or the artwork that plays the wrong video or pick any other post-install issue that needs fixing via ssh.

It might not make you rich, but pay your bills, make you happy and content.  Don't forget that $15/hr = $30,000 per year.  Obviously $30/hr = $60,000 per year.  You don't have to price yourself out of the market so no one will hire you.  Even the lower $15/hr is $2,500 per month.  Something to think about.

ADD:  Pfsense have both a bounty area with rules and commercial support options.  http://forum.pfsense.org/index.php/board,34.0.html

« Last Edit: July 12, 2009, 06:45:14 pm by marrandy »

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Re: I need your help, to continue fdeveloping.
« Reply #18 on: July 12, 2009, 07:02:21 pm »
Thom,

I have taken a 40% paycut and therefore cannot Paypal you some cash.

However, I did talk to you and others about setting up a system where 5-7% of what the community spend at Amazon is paid into a fund that will benefit the community.  I am not sure how much this community spends on Amazon in a month but if everybody connected by these links when spending I am sure it would accumalate something.

So, I have set up search facilities for both Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk in the link below:

http://www.techstyleuk.co.uk/lmce_ass.htm

Simply Search in the box provided or click on the link and it will take you to amazon where you can buy as normal.  5-7% of your spend will go to the community.

These funds can be used to pay for hosting, advertising, hardware and to establish a hardship fund which can help people in a similar position to Thom.

We should add the HTML code from these links to the LMCE page but for now use the page on my site.  I was going to put the code on the Wiki but I don't want it to be editable so:

Amazon.com
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<SCRIPT charset="utf-8" type="text/javascript" src="http://ws.amazon.com/widgets/q?ServiceVersion=20070822&MarketPlace=US&ID=V20070822/US/li045-20/8002/ae838bed-0090-416e-aee0-4e34fccb66af"> </SCRIPT> <NOSCRIPT><A HREF="http://ws.amazon.com/widgets/q?ServiceVersion=20070822&MarketPlace=US&ID=V20070822%2FUS%2Fli045-20%2F8002%2Fae838bed-0090-416e-aee0-4e34fccb66af&Operation=NoScript">Amazon.com Widgets</A></NOSCRIPT>

Amazon.co.uk
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<SCRIPT charset="utf-8" type="text/javascript" src="http://ws.amazon.co.uk/widgets/q?ServiceVersion=20070822&MarketPlace=GB&ID=V20070822/GB/li08-21/8002/915fdcf6-e59e-48cb-8d27-a59d657af909"> </SCRIPT> <NOSCRIPT><A HREF="http://ws.amazon.co.uk/widgets/q?ServiceVersion=20070822&MarketPlace=GB&ID=V20070822%2FGB%2Fli08-21%2F8002%2F915fdcf6-e59e-48cb-8d27-a59d657af909&Operation=NoScript">Amazon.co.uk Widgets</A></NOSCRIPT>

Hope this helps
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« Reply #19 on: July 13, 2009, 07:31:02 pm »
Yes, Thom
Here's the thread I posted back in May with more details.
http://forum.linuxmce.org/index.php?topic=7395.msg53185#msg53185
Thanks.

Thought I'd post back to let you know that Thom has made the commit to SVN yesterday with the VistaICM2 device.  That should also work for your panel.  A fresh build should get you going.  :)  Remember to help support this type of development and Thom's expenses this month

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« Reply #20 on: July 13, 2009, 08:35:35 pm »
Thanks for the update, & yes I promised Thom to help him out, and I will.
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« Reply #21 on: July 13, 2009, 09:41:28 pm »
Hi Thom,

just thinking loud. What kind of things would a lot of people benefit from ? What features are missing in LinuxMCE.
Don't have so  much time to think a lot about it, but I am sure there are lots of people missing some basic features in LinuxMCE. And you should have (or take the) time at the moment thinking about that - looking at posts in the forum and post some ideas for what you could do.

Maybe we can open a "Developement Wishes" or whatever group here for that.

- could be something for MythTV or VDR.
- As far as I have read the MythTV implemantation of Recording groups is not finished yet - I would like to get it finished as I am thinking about using MythTV instead. What time will it take - who is willing to pay for it.
- Who is using VDR and would like it to record everything on the server (if Convergent is not finished with their changes)
- setting up all remote buttons on the just implemented gyro remote (for got the name) so that MythTV and VDR is working out of the box (if it isn't) at the moment. Including mapping for colour keys on VDR.
- Implement Templates for TV's and other devices - how much work is it - what would it cost to get my Sony TV plug and play - see signature.
- I noticed that it - on my system - helped nvidia cards to setup some vales in the /home/.nvidia-settings (IIRC) - posted it to the bug handeling system (forgot what the system is called)
- get the Acer revo working out of the box (if Convergent not yet are finished with that)
- Maybe Convergent or others are willingly to give you work - like writing the iPhone orbiter.
- EDIT: implement devices like : http://forum.linuxmce.org/index.php?topic=8526.0 (without having lookinto what it can)
- aso.

I would not mind spending a resonable amount of money on gettting things working out of the box.


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« Reply #22 on: July 14, 2009, 04:24:09 pm »
Hi Thom,

I would really like to get my HTC Touch Diamond (Windows mobile pro 6.1) working as an orbiter. I have also got an older HTC Universal (Windows Mobile 5) that I also would like to get running. Both have a 640x480 resolution.

Can you get the Windows Mobile orbiter updated to Windows Mobile 6.1 and 5 ?

I am sure there are others wanting the same thing and I would spend $100 for this feature and maybe more if both of them works :)

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« Reply #23 on: July 14, 2009, 08:38:00 pm »
Porting to WM5/WM6 is a huge job, in terms of sheer debugging and trying to get all the various libraries etc to build and link correctly. This is at least 20 hours of work at my usual dev rate. If this can be raised, I will do the port. I've already spent over 40 hours working on this already.

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« Reply #24 on: July 14, 2009, 09:27:32 pm »
Thom,

For the people that would like to contract your work, what is your hourly dev rate?

What might even be better is if you made a list of what it would cost the community to contract you for a different features/projects that people have expressed interest in. We could then figure out the per-person cost based on how many people end up wanting to contribute towards each feature, a la the gyration remote. In the case of orbiter ports, perhaps a licensing scheme could even be established so you had residual income.

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« Reply #25 on: July 18, 2009, 10:01:45 am »
Porting to WM5/WM6 is a huge job, in terms of sheer debugging and trying to get all the various libraries etc to build and link correctly. This is at least 20 hours of work at my usual dev rate. If this can be raised, I will do the port. I've already spent over 40 hours working on this already.

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I am very busy at the moment and will be the next months. Can you start a thread for getting spenders together ?
I will be in for $100.

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« Reply #26 on: July 20, 2009, 05:04:05 pm »
Are there any updates on the hourly rates? If we can compile a list of requested features and establish estimatations (please note ESTIMATIONS)  we could get something rolling.

Personally I'd love to see the fiire gyration remote supported in 810 and am willing to put forth development $$ for it.
http://forum.linuxmce.org/index.php?topic=8164.0

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« Reply #27 on: July 20, 2009, 05:26:26 pm »
$100/hr, and I'll need at least 20 hours worth of work to port the old Fiire code to use the new kernel subsystems that were not present in 0710.

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Re: I need your help, to continue fdeveloping.
« Reply #28 on: July 20, 2009, 07:37:56 pm »
For those who don't know a portion of every web pad sale goes to help Thom.

So you can get a great remote and help development at the same time.

for details
http://forum.linuxmce.org/index.php?topic=7051.0

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« Reply #29 on: July 20, 2009, 09:04:09 pm »
Thank you Thom. I'm having problems with paypal right now (says i've already registered an account) so i'm going to call them today to get it straightened out. I'll only be able to put up one hour right now. Paying your bills is the most important piece. I'll also check out the web pads.