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Users / Re: Need some dedicated testers.
« on: October 05, 2014, 10:50:13 pm »
Latest build is up
Tested on android 4.x

*Implements adding new orbiter from splash screen
*Implements switching between form factors. Ex: it is on the phone skin, but you want the tablet one.
  -This is under the advanced menu on both Android Tablet and Phone UI
  -Switched smokey skin to default for Android tablet.
*Added A-Z jumping functionality to Android tablet media grid.
*multiple other smaller fixes.

Please download the new build and update your skins.
This will be released to google play next Sunday barring any major showstoppers.


Users / Re: Need some dedicated testers.
« on: September 30, 2014, 06:22:05 pm »
What is the correct way to change skin?

I just tried running on a xiaomi mi3 and on a nexus 7 and both give me a skin with what looks a bit to a stone background and overlapping fonts. When I try to create a new orbiter on the mi3 I cannot select the go button because the button to set the general settings overlaps it.

With all the positive comments I saw I must be doing something wrong ;-).

i would update your skins. The nicer skin is now the default.

Users / Re: Need some dedicated testers.
« on: September 30, 2014, 06:20:50 pm »
First, thank you to everyone who has spent a couple minutes providing feedback on qorbiter for android. After some serious thought and discussion as well as observation, I think its time to slow this train down a bit. I dont mean development will stop. Not in the least bit. But, I am guilty of jumping to the shiniest new object. Also, some other things need to be taken into consideration. Qorbiter now has binaries for:
*x86 Linux - Desktops
*Arm linux - Raspberry pi's

Other platforms:
Windows is touch and go at this time...
Sailfish ive just not gotten around to
Same with blackberry
Made my first iOs app yesterday

This means there needs to be both active skin development and testing for all these platforms (no, not right now!) But in light of this, I think  I as a developer have a duty to take this a little more seriously, as its graduated far from a prototype toy. So, with all of that long winded statement out of the way, im proposing that we start working using the concept of agile development. There are many ways to do this, but I will share with you my understanding of this process.

1. Backlog - This is basically the entire wishlist of features. Everything you can think of. It supposed to be weighted by difficulty. A challenge here is to decide on how we deal with features across platforms.

2. Backlog Grooming - Taking stuff from the wish lists and putting it on the sprint task list. You are careful not to overload the sprint with too many tasks. the goal is to get things working within the sprint.

3. Sprint - Development time where things are developed. It could be bug fixes, new features, or a mix of both.

4. Sprint demo - Demonstration of sprint implementation

People involved.

Product Owners - This would normally be the client. They fill the backlog, weight the importance of features (1-5), and test features after a sprint. In this case, its the linuxmce community.

Scrum Master - This person directs the flow of traffic. Part project manager / Part developer the help with sprint planning and normally moderate daily standups (something we cant do)

Developer - Implements features and fixes bug according to the sprint plan.

SO, with all that said, basically I want to do something similar to this where...

*QOrbiter feature list / backlog is put in wiki.
*Tasks get groomed from feature list in wiki, to active tickets in trac.
*Tasks get completed over a 2 week sprint, people test
*Rinse repeat

The tasks could be picked by the community every two weeks for most important focus.

More stable releases
Targeted feature completion.
Easier update paths

Slower updates
Community decisions can be slow
Requires involvement of everyone (cause you know, its your product)

So, let me know what you think, but I seriously leaning this direction with the first tasks being
*Improve initial installation experience.
*Fix skin detection to properly detect phones / tablets
*Add remote screens
*Fix remote errors in sizing, commands sent.


Users / Re: adding a qorbiter messed up my rooms
« on: September 28, 2014, 06:17:57 pm »
deleting the EAs didn't work, they get automatically recreated after a router reload

my solution was to remove the qorbiter Room assignment.  that got the behavior I wanted.

I'm sorry you had these issues. We are currently working to address the
-skins issue where the wrong ui is being assigned to the wrong form factor
-allowing users to change it if incorrect
- cleaner setup and integration into rooms. As Posde mentioned, it has its own ea because it can receive media, which has presented some unforseen issues.

I appreciate you taking the time to try it out.

Users / Re: Need some dedicated testers.
« on: September 27, 2014, 08:54:17 am »
So finally I am back on board with some time to test this...

Just gave QT4 a whirl on my HTC One
  • Tablet UI seems to load. This was happening before and I think you said it was due to the high resolution detected which qOrbiter assumes means you are using a tablet. Is there a way I can force phone skin to load?
  • Using smokey skin, I get "I cannot load this screen at this time. Please ensure that it exists and is error free." when I try to launch TV (MythTV). Not sure if this is expected, but if not let me know what debug info I can get you.
  • Using default skin, I cannot change channels in TV using the scrollable channel listing (I can if I use previous and next buttons).
QT5 crashes on launch.

That's all for now, cheers!

I cannot get this screen to load is a nice way of saying the screen isnt built yet. Trying to look into the tv stuff but last weekend was consumed fixing the qt5 build.

The tv channel list is being looked into as it affects live tv as well.


Users / Re: Need some dedicated testers.
« on: September 27, 2014, 08:52:18 am »
I just downloaded the latest build of qt5 qorbiter. It downloaded ministro-libs again, but in the end said, ministro could not provide dependencies and closed

Got this fixed with Thom last week. should be good now.

Sorry been out of town on work.


Users / Re: What Android app to use
« on: August 15, 2014, 05:03:23 pm »
but possy, we've established nobody can be bothered to learn qml. It not like I engineered a new orbiter framework that make the ui dead simple to edit or anything...

-tired guy

Users / Re: Need some dedicated testers.
« on: August 15, 2014, 03:51:46 am »
on that main home screen
Choose advanced in from the bottom menu
On the second row, to the far right, press 'Change Styles' *might need to press twice...long story
Scroll to the bottom. Do _not_ choose Data.
Choose smokey
Things should work better for you.

*Looking for android and iOS developers to go down the rabbit hole. Soon Qt5 shall be the only QOrbiter and we will need people with native platform skills.


Users / Port Forwarding
« on: July 14, 2014, 10:07:00 pm »
Is this working? I cant seem to get it going, yet I know i was using it before.

Users / Re: Need some dedicated testers.
« on: July 08, 2014, 04:26:27 pm »
The default download location for qOrbiter are: latest Qt4 android apk for the Qt5 version for the MacOSX version

Yes, please use these download locations. Sorry for any confusion.

I'll take a look at the file details screen when I get home. I must have bungled something up.

-golgoj4 and its not mine, its the LinuxMCE community's software...i just do a lot of um...tinkering.

Users / Re: Need some dedicated testers.
« on: July 08, 2014, 02:05:51 am »
Fix in svn to pause playback of a movie...the slider works nicely, but so far pausing seems not possible

Users / Re: Media attributes display priority
« on: July 07, 2014, 08:42:03 pm »
Looking for possible solutions for a simple issue.  Technically a feature request as I imagine it may take some work, but wanted to check here in users section to see if there is already a method.

When adding media attributes to video files I use TMDB, a great add to the web-admin and a welcome change to the Amazon attribute finder.

So many attributes are added however that the synopsis of the movie does not display when a video thumbnail is pulled up.  Movies manually tagged or tagged using Amazon with fewer attributes (director & 2-3 performers) will display the synopsis.

- Is there a method of displaying all attributes without starting the video and then navigating to attributes>more in UI2?
- Could attributes be prioritized to display before others?

* At the bottom of the list is a 'more' button i believe which shows the synopsis.
* I do not know of a way to change it manually

Users / Re: Need some dedicated testers.
« on: July 07, 2014, 08:37:12 pm »
So far:
- qt5 version crashes after the loading screen, does not work on my android tablets
- qt4 version runs ok with some issues:
-> conrolling tv ends in endless loop on the md (vdr). The vdr on the md tries to switch channels continously beginning with channel no. 1. Only after a complete restart of the md my vdr is controllable again.
-> no floorplans
-> the description of media files is too big (font size)
-> accesss to the media files is very slow
-> where are the scenarios (sleeping, lighting, security)?
-> only two working skins

I dont have vdr, but I will take a look and see what could be causing the issue. i dont send anything in a loop, so thats very interesting.

What device (s) are you using? i cant really diagnose without knowing that. Also, are you sure you are up to date? Maverick recently had an issue that sounds similar.

I will question the 'access to media files is very slow'. On my work machine 40 miles away, its pretty fast. Would you say its slower than the onscreen orbiter? How is your wifi?

Technically there are 0 working skins because none are complete. Ive done the hard work of implementing the interface, care to join in on the "easy" part of the UI?  ;D

Scenarios. On the tablet form factor, there is a row at the top that says lights, media, etc. On the phone screen its right in front. Is the device set to a be in a room?

Floorplans. Press and hold the scenario buttons.

Phone :

Tablet :

Lastly, I recommend using the Smokey skin on android tablets. ill be changing it to the default skin soon.

Users / Re: Need some dedicated testers.
« on: July 03, 2014, 07:19:25 pm »
Ok, since you are asking :
Booting/ shutting down md
Switching tv-channels..perhaps I'm doing something wrong?
My latest toy..IP camera. The old orbiters on Windows handles it nicely
Buttons for power need adjustment (display on, display off...I guess)
Handling for skin-updates...would it be possible, that for example qorbiter checks upon startup, if skins need an update and performs it, if needed?....I know I'm a spoiled brat...

If something else comes to mind, I'll let you know :-)

Booting / Shutting off MD. Do you mean the buttons?

Ip camera  - what specifically is going wrong? I will take a look as my latest pass on that screen wasnt exactly...detailed shall we say :)

Noted on power buttons

Not without doing some nasty things that probably shouldn't be done. ill try to see if there is a better way for updates to be initiated from the application.

Thanks as always for the feedback and testing.


Users / Re: Need some dedicated testers.
« on: July 03, 2014, 04:57:02 pm »
So like, what are people's biggest gripes / complaints at this point?

its tooooooo silent!

I have been:
Working on the disconnection / Reconnection code / Quick Reload code - all platforms
Working on Live Tv screen for small UI (phones)
Working on Qt5 STB skin which applies to RPI, OS X, Qt5 in general - keyboard handling
tons of other smallish things i dont remember.
Security screen for tablet / phone


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