huzzah, the eagle has landed.
Back home, nice a refreshed.
*The way I handle QOrbiters location is changing. The reason for this is kinda long and suffice to say thanks to you guys testing this, ive gotten a lot more insight into how we move into this new area. From now on, Mobile QOrbiters will live in a new room, which will be created when you create one. This room is called Mobile QOrbiters (god how many times can i say the word Orbiter...derp!). This room will serve as the anchor point for these devices for entertainment purposes, while separating them from automatic 'media started / stopped' events connected to physical rooms in the home. I.E. no light dimming when you stream a playlist to your tablet at work, etc. I have been testing this for about 2 weeks from work and even San Fran.
*The setup script has been updated to reflect the new location (our hosting slightly shifted while i was gone) I have also employed tinyurl to try and make it easier to just type the instructions. Please note:
While it might be a huge pain, i recommend deleting any existing qorbiters, and doing a full update, including sqlcvs
I have updated the device template to try and provide better integration with existing orbiter variables and such, also added some other device data related to ui selections. Its better to be in sync than not is all i can say.
After updating, re-create the qorbiters. Like i said, i realize its a pain, but it needs to be done to make it as simple as possible. We are in new territory in many ways, so I believe caution is in order.
So, to recap, things that need to be updated on your next go-round are
-linuxmce in general, apt-get update, sqlcvs update (i realize may be tricky for some)
-the setup file 'setupQorbiter.sh' itself. Please use new link, it points to updated version
*Had to re-install my linuxmce system due to wanton abuse and neglect. did that today, with 1004. with an ssd and the dvd installer, was reinstalled in 45min, another hour because i didnt commit device templates. that mistake has been rectified.
*Linus may like giving NVIDIA the finger, but I also have some choice *ahem* gestures for ATI. I only mention this because I was trying to setup up a proper MD on a nettop with ati embedded graphics. 1204 and Qorbiter, it works, albeit with some nasty graphic artifacts if I get too fancy with animation. Here, as an MD on 1004, the screen saver takes over and doesnt go away..even though its actually passing button presses through. as i found out when I stopped Iron Man 2 in the other room...the guests were less than amused.
*I wont say anything about the rpi beyond im still working on it. had i not messed up my system....yeah.. anyways.
*Will be trying Qt 5.2beta this week. Hopefully some issues have been addressed. Its also the reason i keep mentioning iOS. Qt 5.2 make the first appearance of QML with iOS appstore guidelines met, and xcode integration. Needless to say, this is very good to hear, and if anyone know the cheapest route to getting a mac environment going, let me know.
*We continue to hurtle towards SCALE 2014, and my number one goal is to get an onscreen qorbiter running as an MD.