Author Topic: Full support of Gyration Remote development work - Contributors please post  (Read 9355 times)

donpaul

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http://www.mythtv.org/wiki/Gyration-based_MCE_Remotes#Description

That's not where I read it  ::) I read it in ubuntu's development forum.

I already stated I would contribute.
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Count me in to support Thoms great work ;O)

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I will contribute, I can put in up to $100.

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For all those people that are interested in the Gyration remote option (particularly now that the Fiire remotes are effectively unavailable), you may have noticed some discussions going on in another thread. The bottom line is that the Gyration remote requires more than the ordinary control path to provide all-button functionality. Some considerable development work needs to be undertaken.

On a positive note, TSCHAK/Thom is prepared to devote some of his paid development time to this development effort. I would like to say that I think this is a very good idea, will provide you with another full-feature, gryo-style remote option, and will ultimately leave an ongoing legacy to the project in which you can legitimately feel you have contributed something back.

I am going to gather the names of people interested in this effort, and then work with Thom to determine what the per-person contribution would need to be. NOTE: this is not a commitment at this stage, we just want to get a number of interested parties so that we can work out what the cost per-person would be. I will communicate that cost back to you all and ask if you are prepared to proceed on that basis.

So, if you are at all interested in this, are prepared to consider payment to assist, and in anyway feel that you would like to contribute back to a project which has already given you so much for free (there's the guilt trip!), please post in reply to this thread ASAP.

Colin - can we have an update on how this is shaping up? Are we close to reaching the target?

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Andrew, I PM'd Thom a few hours ago to discuss the position... will let you know as soon as we get an answer

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Colin
Count me in... I know I will use it and I will feel bad if I don't contribute. You guys already do enough for free so this is the least we can do to help.

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I'm in.
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OK guys....

I have negotiated with Thom on the cost... he initially brought the hourly rate down to 50% of the norm, but even that was going to leave the price/person prohibitively high. So I discussed it with him again and he has very kindly offered only to count half the initial hours he works on it, effectively bringing this down to a 1/4 of the total cost.

This leaves us with approximately $75 per person as an average contribution. I note that some people were prepared to pay a little more, but many were not able to offer as much as this. What I need to do now is get everyone on this thread to PM me directly with the maximum they can afford to contribute for the project so that I can try to cover the costs, and make up the shortfalls where necessary.

This is the point at which you need to commit to this payment as any drop-outs later will mean a financial impact to all the others involved. So:

If you have posted here already that you would like to contribute, but have changed your mind since - please PM me immediately to tell me this!!

If you have posted here already that you would like to contribute - please PM me immediately with a $ value that you are committing to.

Once all are in, I will post back here to confirm whether we have made the target or not. If so, then I will coordinate with Thom to arrange payments so that he can begin procuring the necessary analyser.

Best regards,

Col

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Come on everyone... 23 people responded initially, but so far I have only received 7 PMs committing ....

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OK guys....

I have negotiated with Thom on the cost... he initially brought the hourly rate down to 50% of the norm, but even that was going to leave the price/person prohibitively high. So I discussed it with him again and he has very kindly offered only to count half the initial hours he works on it, effectively bringing this down to a 1/4 of the total cost.

This leaves us with approximately $75 per person as an average contribution. I note that some people were prepared to pay a little more, but many were not able to offer as much as this. What I need to do now is get everyone on this thread to PM me directly with the maximum they can afford to contribute for the project so that I can try to cover the costs, and make up the shortfalls where necessary.

This is the point at which you need to commit to this payment as any drop-outs later will mean a financial impact to all the others involved. So:

If you have posted here already that you would like to contribute, but have changed your mind since - please PM me immediately to tell me this!!

If you have posted here already that you would like to contribute - please PM me immediately with a $ value that you are committing to.

Once all are in, I will post back here to confirm whether we have made the target or not. If so, then I will coordinate with Thom to arrange payments so that he can begin procuring the necessary analyser.

Best regards,

Col

Colin we'll commit to paying $100

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Thanks Andrew - we now have 11 contributors locked in.

We are at the 55% mark for contributions.... again, I urge all those who have not yet PM'd me to do so ASAP. I realise that there was just a long weekend in many locations which will have slowed things down, but we really do need to lock these in quickly as herding everyone together and maintaining the interest relies on everyone.

Tomorrow I will be PM'ing everyone who initially responded but have not yet PM'd me. Ultimately, we will be transferring the contributions via Paypal, so please ensure you have an account ready to do this transfer.

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still in for $100
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Can someone clarify which gyration remote we are talking about in this thread?  I know there was the discontinued model and some newer variants around, just want to clarify what exactly is being looked at here.