That's cool. There are already three company which offers commercial versions of LinuxMCE. I'm also planning to start the same thing. But I'm wondering about LiveTV. VDR is good but it doesn't work on MDs. MythTV works fine on MDs but it isn't stable. From my experience streaming LiveTV is the most requested feature after lighting control. So, how, guys, you solve that? Just don't offer it at all?
Well in our Dianemo builds we have LiveTV & recorded TV working on MD's and now have bi-directional KNX/EIB implimented too. We plan to migrate z-wave to our bi-directional code soon too.
I find it very disturbing, that we still not have the functionality in the general LMCE distribution, that you provide to your customers.
We will release an update for the current shipping lmcevdr version in LinuxMCE thats is based on the newer Dianemo code base imminently.
means in terms of a timeframe?
Weeks, month ...
It was always my assumption that the strong point of FOSS projects is the early availability to all parties involved, instead of going the commercial route, and first build everything secretively and come out much later.
For the updated lmcevdr the timeframe is for the most part dependant on when the maintainers decide to push the update out the final rev of this revision will probably be ready by early next week. But then this revision has to be built into an update package together with possibly several other components. This then has to be tested to make sure that separately and together these can be applied without breaking anything.
I myself nor any of my engineers are directly involved in the process of testing or scheduling the update... so I cant be any more specific than that as to when it will be available to the community.
We are currently putting a substantial amount of engineering effort into the lmcevdr code and we have already put literally thousands of Man Days into the overall engineering/testing/debugging of both Pluto & LinuxMCE over the last nearly 4 years. This is a substantial commitment by any standard I think.
Our bi-directional KNX/EIB & Z-wave driver code is 100% internally developed by our engineers and is not derived from any existing Open Source source code. The final decision on whether to release is not taken yet although I expect that we will release it under the GPL.
Yes there will always be a lag between the capabilities of our Dianemo product and those capabilities appearing in the public LinuxMCE release or updates. And in some limited ways there maybe some Dianemo features that never appear in the public release either because they are not based on Open Source code or because they require Dianemo specific hardware to be useful.
Sorry if your not happy with that... but then if your not happy with it you can always go and create your own code to fix the problem yourself ;-)
All the best