Author Topic: Full support of Gyration Remote development work - Contributors please post  (Read 9367 times)

simon_b

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i'm in...
please more details ASAP
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alx2k

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Count with my contribution too!

mami

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I can contribute whit some $$ (20-30$!) if VDR got full suport too...

/Mami

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We are looking at a considerable amount of work here, including a lot of research into the low level HID/USB protocol stuff. Even at a significantly reduced rate of, say $75/hr and a cap on the development time of 40hrs, we are looking at $3000 total. The work will require Thom to purchase out of his fee a specific USB protocol analyser to get down into the HID packets and determine exactly what is being sent for those "Dead Buttons" so that he can adapt/develop the driver code to receive, parse and respond to them correctly. One of these analysers delivered is around $500 minimum.

So we can see that if we assumed an average donation of $100 per person (which is starting to look somewhat optimistic, but was based on some of the earlier posts), we would need at least 30 people to contribute. Unfortunately, this project is quite a complex one, so I'm not sure there is anyway we can reduce this cost simply because the hours don't come down easily. Lets see how we go in this thread gathering interested members.

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Count Me In.

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Did some research, and read that the of the gyration remote buttons are available in the 2.6.27 kernel, which is used for Ubuntu 8.10. That means we should be able to map those however we like. Does anyone have information on this. Would hate to jump at throwing a bunch of money into something that will work out of the box (in Ubuntu). If it works in ubuntu, it can work in LinuxMCE.

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donpaul: Can you please provide references of where you say you read this?
I also read once that Elvis was still alive...but its true!  ;)

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*hmm*

You guys are clearly not showing enough of an understanding of the underlying system, and are not listening to me.

Ok.

-Thom

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No, I actually do completely understand how much effort it will take you to integrate the gyration into the built in remote so it works properly and fully support the effort to have you do it. I was just responding to Ray_N (the link found using 5 words copied from donpaul's post, Ray ;) ). 

Just because you can map the buttons now, doesn't mean they will do what they're supposed to without a proper template being made for the remote, so we really need this guys. If I can find even a few bucks, I'll throw in as well.
-elspic

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Did some research, and read that the of the gyration remote buttons are available in the 2.6.27 kernel, which is used for Ubuntu 8.10. That means we should be able to map those however we like. Does anyone have information on this. Would hate to jump at throwing a bunch of money into something that will work out of the box (in Ubuntu). If it works in ubuntu, it can work in LinuxMCE.

Firstly... this threads purpose is to allow people commit to contributing. Period.

Any other comments (like this one... ;-)  ) should be placed in a new thread. If you dont want to contribute then dont post here at all.

...lastly the Fiire Remote/Dongle has a different firmware in its ROM image this is what causes the 'standard' Gyration to behave differently in respect of the 'broken' buttons. Of course it is perfectly possible that the standard Gyration will work 'out of the box' on 810...but it will only work as a standard Gyration would normally do... Not as the Fiire does... and this is the whole point of the work that Tom has offered to do.

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CHT will contribute too...so count us in.

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Count with my contribution too!

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It's great that we have a lot of "count me in" replies, but to move forward we need to get the specifics nailed down.

Thom, can you give us a price for this work?  Once we have that, then contributors can commit hard dollar amounts and we'll be on our way.

Moderator Comment: Dale_K - I have already provided this information further up the thread.

Reinforcing Totallymaxed's comments - this thread is for contributors to post in-principle support for contributions only, please.
« Last Edit: April 03, 2009, 10:21:11 pm by colinjones »

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i'll contribute some ca$h.  i'd like to hear in thom's words what he expects to get working and what the major challenges are.

Alex