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Note to all hackers, we need help.
« on: February 01, 2009, 09:24:25 am »
Guys, we are short staffed, and need serious help from any automotivated hackers.

(1) the latest alpha build will not start orbiter.
(2) we need some sort of feedback mechanism for showing that things are happening in the background, now that the Launch Manager is gone.
(3) Look at the bugs in Trac and help smash them
(4) Learn the device template and package system so that we can support more hardware!

and so on.

Please guys, there are only a few of us that are spending our waking hours working on this thing. WE NEED HELP!

-Thom

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Re: Note to all hackers, we need help.
« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2009, 09:42:27 am »
Guys, we are short staffed, and need serious help from any automotivated hackers.

(1) the latest alpha build will not start orbiter.
(2) we need some sort of feedback mechanism for showing that things are happening in the background, now that the Launch Manager is gone.
(3) Look at the bugs in Trac and help smash them
(4) Learn the device template and package system so that we can support more hardware!

and so on.

Please guys, there are only a few of us that are spending our waking hours working on this thing. WE NEED HELP!

-Thom


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Re: Note to all hackers, we need help.
« Reply #2 on: February 01, 2009, 02:24:53 pm »
Thom.

Let me know how I can help with device templates. I'll do my best.

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Re: Note to all hackers, we need help.
« Reply #3 on: February 02, 2009, 06:13:34 pm »
(4) Learn the device template and package system so that we can support more hardware!

I'm willing to contribute something to the community. As I do not have that much experience with Java/C/C++ I would try to build some more device templates for tuner cards. I don't know anything about the package system, do you have some good starting points for that? The device templates itself shouldn't be too hard, there should be enough samples to start and learn from.

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Re: Note to all hackers, we need help.
« Reply #4 on: February 02, 2009, 06:47:23 pm »

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Re: Note to all hackers, we need help.
« Reply #5 on: February 02, 2009, 08:25:11 pm »
Hi Thom, I'm trying to get up to speed again.

I'll help where I can.

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Re: Note to all hackers, we need help.
« Reply #6 on: February 02, 2009, 11:13:48 pm »
(1) the latest alpha build will not start orbiter.
Hi Thom.

What do you mean by the Orbiter not starting?

After updating my 8.10 LMCE a few days ago, I got a new kernel, and after the reboot X did not start.
I was already using a newer NVIDIA driver, so I assumed it was because of that driver that it did not work.
I just reinstalled the driver and the Orbiter works fine...

Could it be that the Nvidia driver in 8.10 needs rebuild?

For anyone wondering, I am using the 180.22 Nvidia driver, hoping to get VDPAU working when I have time...
http://www.nvidia.com/object/linux_display_ia32_180.22.html

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Re: Note to all hackers, we need help.
« Reply #7 on: February 02, 2009, 11:19:38 pm »
There were issues with packages that needed to be added as dummies, and a few other little bits. Zaerc has been fixing it over the last few days, and I'm doing a test install as we speak to see if it installs from scratch.

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Re: Note to all hackers, we need help.
« Reply #8 on: February 03, 2009, 12:15:32 am »
I installed alpha-latest (Alpha2) from scratch today and it worked without a hitch - great job guys

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Re: Note to all hackers, we need help.
« Reply #9 on: February 03, 2009, 12:19:27 am »
Kudos to Zaerc.

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Re: Note to all hackers, we need help.
« Reply #10 on: February 03, 2009, 01:37:07 am »
Great going guys! Well done. When the first beta's come out, will the update system be enabled and allow online progression from beta1 to beta2 etc? And ultimately to release version?

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Re: Note to all hackers, we need help.
« Reply #11 on: February 03, 2009, 02:21:22 am »
I'm not really "in the know" about this, but I would think so.. We can update manually in Alpha already. Added to that, if they use a similar "beta-latest" scheme like they are doing now, I don't see why it wouldn't work

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Re: Note to all hackers, we need help.
« Reply #12 on: February 03, 2009, 07:45:24 am »
Anyone who will be working on device templates, lots of users have emailed me asking if I've gotten my vista-15p security panel working so there is at the least a decent installed base of users that would like to use it.  I haven't gotten my head around it, any developers interested please pm me.

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Re: Note to all hackers, we need help.
« Reply #13 on: February 03, 2009, 08:14:59 am »
I'm not really "in the know" about this, but I would think so.. We can update manually in Alpha already. Added to that, if they use a similar "beta-latest" scheme like they are doing now, I don't see why it wouldn't work

Hi,

can you please point me on more info on how to manually upgrade Alpha ?

Thanks in advance,

regards,

bulek.
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Re: Note to all hackers, we need help.
« Reply #14 on: February 03, 2009, 08:44:34 am »
if you are running Alpha1, you need to change your /etc/apt/sources.list file and change references from alpha1 to alpha-latest, then do an apt-get update and an apt-get upgrade. This will essentially take you to alpha2. Now that we have alpha-latest as a pointer to the latest alpha version from now on we won't have to monkey with sources.list.

Just to be clear:
---These are NOT instructions to upgrade to 0810 Alpha from 0710---