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Dianemo Wiki page updated
« Reply #390 on: May 12, 2014, 04:15:58 pm »
Just a note to say that the Dianemo Wiki page has been updated with additional information relating to the control of TV's and Smart TV's;

http://wiki.linuxmce.org/index.php/Dianemo_S#TV_Control_In_Summary

All the best

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Update Available - Spotify Premium Support
« Reply #391 on: May 15, 2014, 03:40:05 pm »
Dianemo has been updated so that it now supports the Spotify Premium streaming service. This is a much requested feature. You can now access your Top 100 list and your saved Playlists directly from the Dianemo iOS App and have that stream playback in any audio enabled room or in multiple rooms simultaneously.

All Dianemo updates are free to existing customers. As usual please use the Dianemo update script to update your system with this update and any others that may not have been applied yet.

If your a fan of Spotify Premium you will want to get this update! We hope this increases your enjoyment of your Dianemo system.

All the best

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Update - New HTML5 Orbiter & UI Preview
« Reply #392 on: August 01, 2014, 11:36:52 am »
Here is a sneak peek at our exciting new Orbiter UI that's currently in development. The first image is of the audio media browser screen, the second of the Sky Box STB control screen (all screen-shots are of live working screens and are not mockups). The UI is built using HTML 5 which makes it much easier to build and design for than with our standard UI. HTML 5 also allows for dynamic UI elements like sliders, scrollable lists and other animated controls too. Customising and localising the UI, using standard HTML5 page layout tools, will be much easier too and the UI does not require any regens either.

Please note this is work in progress and our standard UI may change before we release this. All customers will receive the new UI as a free update when it is released later this year.
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Reminder - Getting Support or Special Configuration Consulting for your System
« Reply #393 on: August 06, 2014, 02:40:31 pm »
We've had a few inquiries recently that have hi-lighted some possible confusion about support & configuration. So I thought I'd post something on this here;

Support is always handled via the Forum (not this thread though). The best way is to post your question/issue in the appropriate section of the Forum making sure to add 'Dianemo -' to the title of you post so that lmce users can differentiate them from posts relating to lmce.  If its something you need an urgent response to the pm me too please. Support is always free of charge,

If you need help configuring your system, adding devices, creating a new device so that your system can interact with a new, but currently unsupported, piece of 3rd party hardware or anything else where you require us to carry out configuration/setup for you then please PM me directly. This type of activity falls under the category of Consulting and is a charged for service. Generally speaking in most cases we will be able to provide you with a fixed cost for whatever you require. However in some cases it may be impossible to price the assistance you need on a fixed price basis due to either complexity or because other factors outside our control will affect the work thats needed. In these cases we will charge you in stages until the job is completed (at anytime you can cancel further work). We always try to minimise any consulting costs to you. All Consulting fees, whether fixed, or staged must be paid in advance before we commence work.

If you have further questions then please contact me via pm here on the forum.

All the best

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Update - New HTML5 Orbiter & UI Preview **New Images**
« Reply #394 on: August 22, 2014, 04:48:53 pm »
This image and the ones that follow show updated screen captures from our new HTML5 Orbiter. Updated graphics and layouts and both landscape & portrait orientations of the same screen to show how the Orbiter dynamically adapts the layout based on orientation.
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Update - New HTML5 Orbiter & UI Preview **New Images**
« Reply #395 on: August 22, 2014, 04:51:52 pm »
This image and the ones that follow show updated screen captures from our new HTML5 Orbiter. Updated graphics and layouts and both landscape & portrait orientations of the same screen to show how the Orbiter dynamically adapts the layout based on orientation.
Andy Herron,
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Update - New HTML5 Orbiter & UI Preview **New Images**
« Reply #396 on: August 22, 2014, 04:53:26 pm »
This image and the ones that follow show updated screen captures from our new HTML5 Orbiter. Updated graphics and layouts and both landscape & portrait orientations of the same screen to show how the Orbiter dynamically adapts the layout based on orientation.

Did you spot the bug in this screen and the previous one...?
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Announcing - Athena Orbiter & UI Layer Alpha Program
« Reply #397 on: August 27, 2014, 09:19:42 am »
The new Athena Orbiter & UI layer is a complete re-imagining of how the Dianemo UI is engineered, designed & updated. We started with a clean 'sheet' of paper when engineering the Athena UI layer and it is all new code from the ground up. Athena in fact is the internal name for a project that will deliver a number of new technologies for Dianemo that we will be rolling out in the future, the Athena Orbiter & UI layer is just the first.

This video shows the basic Athena Orbiter in action on a live Dianemo system; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0KQAeGia26A&authuser=0

The Athena Orbiter & UI Layer are still in development and we expect to release them in the latter part of Q4 this year. In preparation for release we are looking for a small number of brave 'Alpha' testers who will be given access to early alpha releases of Athena. Please bare in mind that these releases will be alpha code ie they may well be unstable and break periodically (or frequently!) and we can offer no commitment to direct support for these releases during the alpha testing phase. We are looking to hear from you about your experience with these alpha builds though and your feedback will contribute to shaping the final release version. You must have a Dianemo installation to take part in the Athena alpha program.

If you are interested in participating as part of the Athena alpha program please PM me here on the forum.

Thank you

Andy

Athena Orbiter & UI Background
The Athena UI itself is built using industry standard HTML5. This makes it incredibly easy to customise using standard HTML5 markup and tools. In fact if you are familiar with HTML5 then a text editor is all you need to customise the design or layout of any Orbiter screen. Any graphics App that can output a gif or jpeg file is all you need to adapt or modify any of the graphical assets used in the standard Athena UI pack.

The standard Athena UI files are all located in a directory structure on the NerveCentre and all the HTML5 source files for the Orbiter include plenty of embedded notes on modifying the various sections of each file. No deep knowledge of the underlying system is needed to modify or create a new Athena UI skin either. Creating a new UI skin for Dianemo has never been this easy before, make a change, refresh the screen and its there - no UI Regens are required.

The new Athena Orbiter & UI layer will, we hope,  open up Dianemo UI design and customisation to a much wider audience than ever before. The Athena UI is targeted for release during last quarter of 2014 and will be a free update for all current Dianemo customers.
« Last Edit: August 28, 2014, 01:32:32 pm by totallymaxed »
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Re: Dianemo S from CHT - Ubuntu 12.04LTS Release Now Shipping World Wide!
« Reply #398 on: August 28, 2014, 03:57:19 pm »
Nice interface. Nice video. Next time *I* would love to have it a bit louder :)

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Re: Dianemo S from CHT - Ubuntu 12.04LTS Release Now Shipping World Wide!
« Reply #399 on: August 28, 2014, 04:19:34 pm »
Nice interface. Nice video. Next time *I* would love to have it a bit louder :)

Noted :-)

...and new video posted with better sound levels ;-)
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CHT Launches Kickstarter Campaign to fund Open Source Dianemo
« Reply #400 on: September 03, 2014, 03:29:34 pm »
We want to make Open Source Dianemo available to anyone who wants a Home Automation system or solution and have launched a Kickstarter campaign to support the engineering effort to do so;

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/937136250/open-source-edition-of-dianemo-smart-home

If we reach our goal we aim to ship the first Open Source Dianemo release in May/June 2015.

We need your support so please back us if you can and spread the word about our Kickstarter campaign in anyway way you can - facebook, twitter, forums. Even if you can't afford to back us then just making sure the word gets out there about our Kickstarter campaign to anyone you know is incredibly helpful - bloggers, writers, journalists...even your aunty and all her friends. Please spread the word for us - we appreciate any help that you can give.

If you have questions that aren't covered by our information section on Kichstarter you can either post them here or in the FAQ section on our Kickstarter campaign page at the url above.

Best regards and thanks for any help you can give.

Andy
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Re: Dianemo S from CHT - Ubuntu 12.04LTS Release Now Shipping World Wide!
« Reply #401 on: September 03, 2014, 06:55:20 pm »
Good luck with it.

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Re: Dianemo S from CHT - Ubuntu 12.04LTS Release Now Shipping World Wide!
« Reply #402 on: September 03, 2014, 08:37:43 pm »
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Re: Dianemo S from CHT - Ubuntu 12.04LTS Release Now Shipping World Wide!
« Reply #403 on: September 06, 2014, 08:51:22 am »
This can be a very good development. Certainly interested!

Some initial questions that arise are:

1) what is the license going to be? GPL3?

2) what will be the business model afterwards (so people know what to expect of the continued support)

3) what are the next steps / progressions we can expect from your team once the kickstarter project is done


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Re: Dianemo S from CHT - Ubuntu 12.04LTS Release Now Shipping World Wide!
« Reply #404 on: September 06, 2014, 09:15:05 am »
30 days seems a short period compared to other campaigns...