[mythtv-users] PDA Remotes using VNC
jr at d6.dk
Thu Feb 26 02:55:59 EST 2004
I think the escape problem points to a previous debate, about mouse
support in myth.
Mouse support makes sens for both the pda-vnc-remote scenario, as well
as using a touchscreen.
By having mouse support and a back widget in myth, both thouse options
would be usefull.
But afaik the mouse support has been debated, and Michael Magnusson made
a mouse support patch, but as i understood it at the time, mouse support
was a bit tricky to add to the custome controls myth is build upon.
James Thompson wrote:
> This is my first post here with many more to come. I am new to MythTV
> but I love it and must put my thank you up here for all dev’s.
> My little contributions are going to starting coming in. This one is for
> users. I have started using my ipaq h2215 as a remote. For the server I
> got x0rfbserver. It was simple to setup and loads up quickly. For the
> pda I started out with vncview from
> (http://www.cs.utah.edu/~midgley/wince/vnc.html). There are a few
> noticeable problems with using vnc.
> The problems are:
> Power off PDA vnc closes – yeah this sucks but it’s not life or death
> here. Give me time to rewrite the login setup/connection routines.
> No escape key - Key binding didn’t work for me, so I switched it back
> and added an escape key to the key’s menu of the vnc software.
> Sluggish – These are the screen updates. Useless as the screen is just
> going to be blue for tv. I added a no remote window option and now it’s
> very responsive.
> So far these are just workarounds. I like the way it works so far. As I
> come up with problems I will fix them.
> My setup is using Bluetooth to my main pc then to the network finally
> reaching the myth box. I would like to add a Bluetooth adaptor the myth
> box and get that working but we shall see. All the pda needs in this
> setup is a wireless connection to the network. With this you can do
> anything on the myth box as if you had a keyboard and mouse, this
> includes running other programs other than mythtv.
> I don’t know exactly what this post was for but I got the idea before
> from other posts that are outdated now. I am not sure if those people
> gave up or what but I have added my limited programming support to
> making a pda remote control. As such I figured this might come in handy
> for others. My source code and complied project are available to under
> gpl and should soon be posted at the main website for the vnc software.
> If it’s not at the vnc website I will setup my own. Soon this project
> will be drastically different as I make an interface that has some
> functionality. My programming skills on any windows interface sucks
> though so maybe someone else will work on this with me. Let me know if
> your interested.
> tray at penguinnexus.com
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