I had heard quite a few times over the years, the wish for greater integration with Desktop / Workstation computers within the home. Things like:
* Being able to start a piece of media on a workstation, or move a piece of media between a TV and Workstation, on eitheHar an orbiter, or the file manager
* Having a convienient orbiter available on a workstation to do the above, or control other house functions
* Having a way to turn the monitor on/off automatically, in response to changes in house mode (when going Away for example, or waking up, or presence detection)
I have put together a quick prototype of this, and it is in SVN in a few pieces, for those interested in finishing development of such a component.
Wiki Page is here: http://wiki.linuxmce.org/index.php/Workstation_Agent
A demo video is here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P1pedtpuYzA
No, I am not putting up instructions on the wiki of how to install the components, why? Because I want to foster development within here, and discussion, to force the issue towards making it easily installable, rather than letting setup instructions languish on a wiki that people just muddy through.