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Feature requests & roadmap / Re: Shrink dvd-images on ripping...
« on: October 29, 2007, 11:27:47 am »
I installed it, using the Ubuntu0704-Repos which gave me a (not finished) german localized form...
It does have .po-files for several languages in the source. I don't know if they are compiled into it or anything...
The iso just stay on the hard drive in my version... Sorry, but I don't know what the problem is...

A problem that I see is, that I've contacted the programmer and asked him about a guiless- or console-interactive-version, but he seems to have them very complex together...
But he gave me an entry-point for the functionality in his code and is willing to give his code away to any other gpl-project. If a library comes out of this port, he would even include it into his project...

Users / Re: Howto: Make additional mouse-buttons behave as F6, F7, F8
« on: October 29, 2007, 11:21:48 am »
Ok, I posted it to

I didn't know a better name for it... ;)

Developers / Re: up to date svn ?
« on: October 29, 2007, 09:28:56 am »
From what I know, currently you can only access the 0704-source-tarball from the Mirrors-Page in the wiki, and the somewhat current svn with the patches since 0704 from ... That would be the place for you to go...

As to the naming... There are no indications for a version 0710 so far... current Milestone would be "Get compiling from scratch" and then think about the next version... ;)

Users / Re: Howto: Make additional mouse-buttons behave as F6, F7, F8
« on: October 26, 2007, 10:32:17 pm »
Ok, and if it doesn't work, please let me know, so I can walk you through the whole thing...
Maybe by Live-Chat or anything... Just have to find a certain time considering the time-zones (Central-European here ;) )

Users / Re: Howto: Make additional mouse-buttons behave as F6, F7, F8
« on: October 26, 2007, 08:40:40 pm »
Sure, I just didn't want to do so, until someone would try it out and give me feedback...
So if someone can confirm, that this howto works, I'll happily post it to the wiki...

Developers / Re: Next Version??
« on: October 26, 2007, 03:50:51 pm »
Hi totalmaxed...

Do you know, who's working on the port from kubuntu0704 to 0710 ? Is it only a port, or is that person incorporating patches as well ?

Best regards,

Developers / Re: Simple question
« on: October 26, 2007, 01:59:28 pm »
Don't know... He seems to be stressed... According to his posting, DanielK called him today as he was worried as well... They might talk a little more tomorrow... Maybe that will clear things up...

Users / Re: Howto: Make additional mouse-buttons behave as F6, F7, F8
« on: October 26, 2007, 10:54:33 am »
you don't have to compile anything...

try editing the file /etc/apt/sources.list from the commandline with e.g. "sudo nano -w /etc/apt/sources.list"
then type "sudo apt-get update". this will actually add the additional repositories...

and with "sudo apt-get install <thepacket>" you can actually install e.g. xautomation or xbindkeys...

Installation issues / Re: Hauppage PVR USB2
« on: October 26, 2007, 10:49:58 am »
Well, if you're up to some testing, try going through the advanced menu in the onscreen-display->Advanced to the pluto-admin-website (or connect from a different pc to http://your.cores.ip.address/pluto-admin/, select the devicetree (lower left) then the media-station that your pvr is connected to and then select it from a dropdown-menu on the right part of the screen...

Alternatively, if it's only about watching something like a playstation connected to the pvr, go into the mythtv-setup (under advanced as well) and connect the video-in ports to some input-channel there, then it should show up just like any other channel from your tv-provider...

Those are just hints. I have to admit, that i've never tried it myself... ;)

Good luck and keep the rest informed, if it works for you...

Installation issues / Re: Hauppage PVR USB2
« on: October 25, 2007, 12:28:05 pm »
What do you mean by "does not find" ? Does it show up on "lsusb" ? What does "dmesg" tell you ? Does the /dev/videoX exist ? Or have you tried to add it in the mytv-setup ? Or have to added it on the pluto-admin ? What have you done so far ?

Developers / Re: Next Version??
« on: October 25, 2007, 12:18:51 pm »
I'd say yes, stay on 0704 for the moment... Or keep trac of what will be done as soon as the build-from-scratch-process is solved... My guess is that there will be a lot of movement as a bunch of people have patches ready for commit...
My guess is that hopefully we will move towards a (maybe more) stable release in the beginning of 2008 and then the decision-process will come up, where to go next... Paul's vision was to move to kde/kubuntu so that the orbiter-UI can be moved to kde's window-manager and use kwidgets for the ui-design. How this will happen (or if there are other candidates like compiz/fusion+some_yet_unknown_framework), will be up for discussion then...

So keep you eyes open, report bugs (preferable well ivestigated or even patch-including) and stay tuned... ;)

Best regards,

Developers / Re: Next Version??
« on: October 24, 2007, 04:26:05 pm »
Have a look at my erlier posting here:

What kind of equipment do you mean ? The tuner-cards are from the kernel, the remotes form LIRC and the channel-stuff from mythtv...
All of those are part of LinuxMCE and they will be brought up-to-date on LinuxMCE as well, as time goes by... But for now, as this is still very early development and understanding-phase for the community, bringing the components up-to-date has a lower priority than understanding the code and get some serious development-community going...

Those Features you mentioned are very nice, but not the top-priority right now, because for LinuxMCE there has to be a community driven sqlCVS-Server on the internet to support new hardware. That is due to the layout of LinuxMCE...

For now I'd recommend using mythbuntu if a running mythtv is all you desire. With linuxMCE the focus is on the Core/Oribiter-Structure and the Home-Automation just as much as the pure TV-watching using mythtv.

So there is no release schedule available right now... The features of LinuxMCE can be found on the wiki, or on the video, that webpaul made.
The upcoming features will form as time goes by, i guess... For now I think a release 0804 could be a realistic goal for everything to work with the most current version of the used software.

Best regards,

Developers / Re: Simple question
« on: October 24, 2007, 04:14:59 pm »
Hi bulek,

from what I know so far, webpaul made just about every change there is in LinuxMCE from plutohome and adapted it to kubuntu. He started off with a fork and at some point merged his stuff back into the plutohome-servers where there was a nightly builder.
Unfortunately he never said how he build the stuff from scratch. I don't know if he even tried it himself as he once said he copies the libs from a running system to a modules build-env and then compiled the module against those libs and inserted the module to the running system... (don't know if that was only for single-module-testing)
So all we have are the ubuntu-helper-scripts from the repos and those few infos...

Right now a bunch of brave knights are fighting their way through the code to give us all the oppurtunity to build our own core and orbiter and stuff from scratch, without the libs of a running system and with a somewhat fresh community sqlcvs. From that point on, when we have the basis and the understanding of the code structure within various heads (and not only pauls, that unfortunately cannot be opened or serialized) we can get things going with organizing the code (maybe the structure) and work with distinct components in debugging and development. And then we will also have and actual LinuxMCE-Community-Release (for which e.g. 0804 with it being LTS and KDE4 would be nice, but that's only my oppinion)...

Paul did an awesome job at what he did (coding), but he made it hard for the rest, now that he's not around (missing documentation)...

Best regards,

Feature requests & roadmap / Shrink dvd-images on ripping...
« on: October 20, 2007, 06:03:34 pm »
I realy enjoy, that the menus and specials and all the audio-tracks are copied during ripping, so that the resulting media is euqal to the original dvd, but the size bothers me...
I would like to see a compression-option, that shrinks the dvd, while stille keeping the menu and all the other stuff...

The program most promising to me is DVD95. I gave it a try with one of my Lord-Of-The-Rings and the result was awesome...

What do you think about that ? Good idea, bad idea ?

What do you think, should the DVD95 be completely visible (eventually allowing to remove certain audio or subtitle tracks; don't know it that's actually working), or should it be incorporated similar to the current silent ripping-option doing a default rip ?

Developers / Re: Reorganizing development for scalability
« on: October 20, 2007, 05:58:26 pm »
Greate Work !!!

As to the question on the trac-wiki: I don't think, an automatic import to trac would be a good idea...

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