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Developers / Re: Raspberry Pi Generic Serial Device
« Last post by SBCC on September 24, 2014, 10:29:42 pm »
Hi J

There seems to be a problem. I downloaded the latest SDcard and deb file. Installed the deb and sdcard contents, ran, rebuilt the image for the MD through the web admin, plugged in the RPI and when it gets to "" it reboots immediately... then it gets to "" and reboots and just repeats this. I tried this with a new RPI and I get the same results. One thing I noticed was the kernel link is bad in the tarball and that has changed. I copied the old over and am now looking to see what happens with that. I am still poking around to see what went wrong but thought I'd let you know and to see if you had any thoughts. Thanks again for all your effort here.

Marketplace / New Athena Orbiter & UI Layer Screenshots
« Last post by totallymaxed on September 24, 2014, 03:35:32 pm »
I've posted a few new images of ongoing Athena UI Skin development to our Facebook page. In the past I've posted images like these here directly, but this time I'm testing just posting a link to the Facebook post instead (feedback welcomed on this);

In the new screenshots you will see we've added new icons for Lighting & Climate at the far right-hand end of the icon bar. The second image shows a 'work in-progress' screenshot of the lighting screen complete with dynamic sliders for dimming lights. I'll be posting more of these in the coming weeks as things develop.

As ever if you have any questions about Dianemo or Athena please post them here and i will do my best to answer them.

All the best

Users / Re: Android mobile/cell phone orbiter selection & help
« Last post by totallymaxed on September 24, 2014, 02:42:04 pm »
I am trying to get an orbiter working on my cell for outside my network but while i'm at home as well.  I want to have access while at work or out of state.  I have messed with all versions a little but cannot get outside to work.  I really like the UI of web orbiter.  Don't really like the Qorbiter UI.  Is it better to add orbiter on admin page and set up then install to phone or other way around?  I have a pic view of my firewall rules.  Does it matter if i select qorbiter or generic proxy orbiter to add since its going on my cell phone?  I have the galaxy s3.  Huge thanks in advance for any reply's.

This response is a little off track but bare with me - first some background on how we provide remote access in Dianemo; Currently Dianemo only has an 'official' iOS Orbiter App. This is a native iOS App written in Objective-C. Our iOS App does support both access to Dianemo inside your home and a secure access when you are away from home (as long as you have an internet connection). Remotely our iOS Orbiter, or a Web Orbiter running in a browser, can connect back to your Dianemo system home securely using our Remote Access service whereby your Orbiter connects to Cloud based Remote Access service and this provides a secure connection back to your Dianemo system at home.

But of course you want a solution that works on an Android device not iOS. In late December this year we will release an update that contains our new Athena Orbiter UI layer. See here for a video demo of the Athena Orbiter running on an iPad and demonstrating one of our prototype HTML5 UI skins;

Our Athena Orbiter is written in HTML5 and will run in any modern HTML5 compliant browser on any OS - so Android will be supported day one. We will also have an updated iOS App and a new Android App that will implement our new Athena code too at that time. Athena will also support our Remote Access Cloud service mentioned above. When Athena is released we will also provide several example HTML5 based UI skins that will be fully documented so that if you wanted too you could modify or duplicate a skin and use it as a starting point for your own fully customised Orbiter UI design. You would need to understand some HTML5 to make changes but thats all - you would not need to understand in dept the rest of the system to make changes to the UI.

None of this will initially apply to LinuxMCE but late next year some of the full Athena UI layer may be made available in LinuxMCE too. In the meantime we are looking for people to become part of the beta test program for Athena which we expect to start in late Oct or early Nov (you do need a Dianemo installation to participate in this though)

All the best


Installation issues / Re: Qorbiter creates a lot of Generic Proxy Orbiter?
« Last post by purps on September 24, 2014, 09:27:17 am »
Users / Re: Volume issue with LG TV template
« Last post by tschak909 on September 24, 2014, 07:47:57 am »
I've been trying to work on that template for a while now, as it had bugs where it would emit erroneous volume values (which would be ignored.)

The code is buggy and needs to be audited and fixed (and I only have so many hands)

Developers / Re: [SOLVED] Device Template using SOAP
« Last post by bherbie on September 23, 2014, 11:56:15 pm »
Any progress on the subject?

I have been able to build a template that works using SOAP although I am a ways from being finished.  The code provided by mkbrown69 was enough to get me pointed in the right direction as the Sony interface expects information in its header that is different then what mkbrown69 needed for his.  Also, I am not sure if it is just my setup, but the buttons work intermittently with the this template.  I see a lot of 'Could Not Handle This Message' errors in the logs and after a quick reload it works fine for a click or two and then it does it again.  Once again - not sure if it is my lack of knowledge in Ruby or if there is another issue at play.

Also, my device uses WOL as its 'power on' and I have hard coded the device number into the template (i.e. system('sudo /usr/pluto/bin/ --dev 125') and once I get a more elegant solution, I will add it (or could this be part of the issue noted above?)

So long story short, see if you can make any progress using the code snippets outlined in this thread or post back if you need more of a start as I am in the middle of getting a wiki page put together once I know more myself.

Developers / Re: [SOLVED] Device Template using SOAP
« Last post by RayBe on September 23, 2014, 10:16:06 pm »
Absolutely.  Just need to work out a few more kinks...


Any progress on the subject?
I am very interested in how to create SOAP requests using GSD.
I want to try and make a DT for a panasonic plasma with it.
thanks in advance,

Users / Re: Raspberry Pi as a MediaDirector
« Last post by RayBe on September 23, 2014, 10:05:11 pm »
Thanks for all the testing Raybe!


You are very much welcome!, keep em coming ;D
Thanks for making this all possible!

The main point I tried to make is: Yes, HTML5 design is much easier done than the original Orbiter work. But it still is not something that one can easily do on a single weekend, if one doesn't have any background in HTML "coding"

I didn't quantify how long it would take to learn HTML5 - but knowing Bulek I think he already has skill in this area. But I think the broader point is that many people here already have enough knowledge of HTML to easily cope with building a skin especially if they use an existing Dianemo Athena skin as their starting point. We will add plenty of notes and remarks to our standard Athena skins so that understanding the structure of the skins makeup will not be difficult.

Personally I cannot wait to see what users come up with, both in terms of improvements and adaptations to our standard skins, and to brand new designs they've invented too.

Users / Re: Raspberry Pi as a MediaDirector
« Last post by purps on September 23, 2014, 01:41:53 pm »
I have been testing the raspberrypi as MD for some time now and am loving every second of it.
Phenigma has been doing a awesome job.
imho the rPi has great potential with CEC, its GPIO pins and all the aditional boards one can get for it.
The Pi has been great so far, sometimes it has a hickup in that it doesn't close the playing vid, but all in all, awesome!
No noise what so ever very low power.
Phenigma, thanks so far!


Now I am even MORE excited :) 1004 had better watch out.
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