[mythtv-users] Call for iMON testing
jarod at wilsonet.com
Thu Jun 18 04:14:53 UTC 2009
I'm probably going to regret turning on delivery of mail from this list
again, but I'd like to reach out to as many iMON users as possible...
I've done a *MASSIVE* overhaul of the lirc_imon driver over the past
week and a half, and would like people to test out the new code.
I've already tested extensively on the Antec Veris Premiere (rebranded
iMON UltraBay, device 0x0045), the iMON Touch 7" (0x0034 -- well,
actually, Rene, who helped out hugely w/the code tested it) and the iMON
Knob (one of many 0xffdc devices), so results with devices other than
those are of greatest interest.
So why would you want to test this?
1) recent iMON devices have two usb interface endpoints, which lirc has
historically set up as two different lirc devices (/dev/lirc0,
/dev/lirc1), and you had to bind them together in userspace. Setup is
ugly, and requires modifying init scripts. Well, that's a thing of the
past, dual-interface devices are now handled by a single lirc device.
2) that mouse/keyboard toggle button now actually does the same thing it
does under windows. If there's no IR client, the directional pad
operates as a mouse and ch+/- operate as a scroll wheel. Once an IR
client (like, say, mythtv) is connected, you can toggle back and forth
between mouse operation and lirc button operation (the way its always
behaved -- dpad is up, down, left, right).
3) the touchscreen devices are fully supported, both as an input
subsystem device and an lirc button matrix, so you can pick which way
you want to process touchscreen input data.
4) front-panel buttons and/or knobs are properly re-enabled if you've
gone and mucked with your iMON device under Windows
5) support for putting the IR receiver into either iMON protocol mode,
or Windows MCE (RC-6) protocol mode -- makes it *much* easier to use an
iMON receiver with something like a Logitech Harmony remote (only works
on the newer dual-interface devices, 0x0030 - 0x0046).
Is that enough for y'all? Now get to testing, please... Feedback much
jarod at wilsonet.com
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