Oh cripes, I thought 710 was what LinuxMCE was built on? What Kubuntu version should I be running?
All the development going on here is around LinuxMCE-0810 which is built on top of Kubuntu 0810. See here for info on installing the current alpah build; http://wiki.linuxmce.org/index.php/LinuxMCE-0810_alpha2
. If you want to directly participate in the debugging & development of the alphas (and soon the beta's) then this is the way to go for you.
Alternatively if you want a working stable system that has high WAF then my company CHT has Dianemo & Cascade which are both based currently on LinuxMCE-0710 (there will be an upgrade path to the next release) but are in active development and have many of the LinuxMCE-0810 fixes/changes/improvements back ported alongside our own changes and improvements too. We also provide our fixes & changes back to the Dev team for inclusion into LinuxMCE-0810. Dianemo & Cascade are commercial products that we sell with hardware to our customers. Our typical customers are people who just want a working Home Automation system but dont want to pay Crestron/AMX style prices. With these customers we provide a fully installed and supported product & service.
However we are starting to sell 'self install' Dianemo/Cascade systems to some of our traditional customers and increasingly to forum member here too. See this thread for more info; http://forum.linuxmce.org/index.php?topic=8880.0
With Dianemo & Cascade we ship a pre-built Core (we call that a NerveCentre or NC) to you and then you add your own Media Directors (we call those Media Manager's or MM). So for example once you unpack your NC and set it up you can just buy an ACER Revo and plug it in...it will add itself and just work...No fuss and no hassle. Choose your config in the AVwizard... maybe HDMI-Audio with 5.1...and your good to go. It just works period. We support a number of MD's (ie we have tested these in our Lab and they work period) and we are adding support for new hardware all the time. We still allow you to 'get under the hood' if thats what you want but in the meantime you get a full working usable system...and your family are happy ;-). We also support all the other optional add-on hardware like ZWave, KNX, Squeezeboxes etc etc. Dianemo & Cascade also have our remote secure support capability built in so we can (with your permission) remotely access your system if necessary. We also 'push' updates out to all of our Dianemo & Cascade systems on a regular basis to add support for new features/hardware or to fix bugs (yes we have some of those too ;-) ).
Now the Dianemo/Cascade route is not for everyone at all...its going to cost you more than building your own system for sure. But for some people that extra cost is acceptable and is worth paying.
Anyway enough of me hijacking this thread lol!
All the best