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purps

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Installing additional programs on MDs
« on: February 10, 2010, 11:31:39 am »
Couldn't find anything about this, so here it goes.

How do you install additional programs onto MDs? Is it simply a case of using synaptic on the MD itself, or do you have to do something with the core first?

I thought that it would be really cool to have Frets on Fire on the living room MD.
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Re: Installing additional programs on MDs
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2010, 01:46:14 am »
You can install the software using the package manager, once you've done this...read the Wiki article on adding computing applications.

You will need the WM_CLASS and WM_NAME tuple, so that Orbiter will know what window to swallow.

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Re: Installing additional programs on MDs
« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2010, 11:00:26 am »
Cheers for the reply.

I did read that wiki page; it didn't make much sense to me, but I see where it's coming from now.

So I install the software using the package manager on the MD itself? I don't need to do anything on the core?
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Re: Installing additional programs on MDs
« Reply #3 on: May 24, 2010, 03:08:57 pm »
Cheers for the reply.

I did read that wiki page; it didn't make much sense to me, but I see where it's coming from now.

So I install the software using the package manager on the MD itself? I don't need to do anything on the core?

I just updated the section Using the WM_CLASS string in the template in the wiki. So, have a look it. hope it'll help you to add a new application to the computing sceen :)
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Re: Installing additional programs on MDs
« Reply #4 on: May 25, 2010, 10:46:10 am »
Thank you Michael, I hadn't had any success with this thus far, was just a little bit beyond me. Thanks again.
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