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Galleon development restarting

Discussion in 'Developers Corner' started by jtkohl, Jun 3, 2007.

  1. Jun 3, 2007 #1 of 137
    jtkohl

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    I want my Galleon in HD, so I'm stepping up to do the work.
    I've started tweaking sources in the Galleon sourceforge repository, first doing some housekeeping to get the third-party packages in line.
    I've got some initial HD stuff working, but the skins aren't pretty yet.
    For the adventurous, check out the JTK_2_3_1_HD branch from CVS. (See info at https://sourceforge.net/cvs/?group_id=126291)

    More news to come when it's in better shape for testing.
     
  2. Jun 4, 2007 #2 of 137
    ScaryMike

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    Thanks for taking this on. I don't have an s3, but its good to know galleon is getting some development support.
     
  3. Jun 4, 2007 #3 of 137
    windracer

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    Sweet! :up:

    I'll do the Linux testing for ya. ;)

    So you have you been in contact with Leon, or is this just something you are doing on your own?
     
  4. Jun 4, 2007 #4 of 137
    jtkohl

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    No luck getting in touch with Leon--the other developer on the project hadn't gotten in touch either. Sourceforge has an "abandoned project takeover" procedure, which I initiated, and they agreed.
     
  5. Jun 4, 2007 #5 of 137
    jtkohl

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    I've put 2.3.1 up on sourceforge. No real changes, just cleanups. The HD stuff will come shortly...
     
  6. Jun 5, 2007 #6 of 137
    jtkohl

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    2.4.0 alpha (HD support) is now up.
     
  7. Jun 5, 2007 #7 of 137
    windracer

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    Downloading 2.4.0 now (my old SourceForge "new release" e-mail notifications still work) ... can't wait to try it out.

    So what about the galleon.tv web site? Will you be able to update that? I presume that's Leon's, separate from SourceForge.
     
  8. Jun 5, 2007 #8 of 137
    jtkohl

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    I'm not sure what to do about that...suggestions?
     
  9. Jun 5, 2007 #9 of 137
    windracer

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    There's no contact information on the whois record except for some place called Domains By Proxy (registered through GoDaddy). The domain does expire this October though.
     
  10. Jun 5, 2007 #10 of 137
    s2kdave

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    One option is you can put up the website at galleon.sourceforge.net and get rid of the redirect to galleon.tv until the domain comes available if leon doesn't respond to your emails.

    David
     
  11. Jun 5, 2007 #11 of 137
    s2kdave

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    I bet it's set to auto renew...
     
  12. Jun 5, 2007 #12 of 137
    nirisahn

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    I don't have HD, but I do have Galleon. It's much faster and more reliable at pulling stuff off the TiVo than TiVo Desktop. I'm hoping to be able to get an S3 in the next year or so. It's nice to know that by the time I get my S3, Galleon will be able to handle it!
     
  13. Jun 5, 2007 #13 of 137
    windracer

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    Not bad for the first alpha release with HD support!

    A few notes (which I'm sure you're probably aware of already):

    - the fonts are very small and the formatting on the screens need to be adjusted to take the wider format into account (plus all the text starts in the middle of the screen for some reason):

    [​IMG]

    Small trickbar problem when playing music:

    [​IMG]

    Also, when the "screensaver" kicks in (the fader) it only puts a black box in the middle of the screen (again, needs to be adjusted for 16:9).

    So far I've played with the Photos, Music, Playlist, Weather, and ToGo apps.

    Nice work!
     
  14. Jun 5, 2007 #14 of 137
    ACraigL

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    I know this is a silly question, but I have a TiVo S2 and and HD TV. Do I have anything to benefit/gain by using this as opposed to 2.3?
     
  15. Jun 6, 2007 #15 of 137
    jtkohl

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    Only two minor functional changes so far (but there might be more in the future):
    * Music app displays mp3 track titles instead of file names in the screen with the CD icons
    * Weather app parses out a local text forecast from the NWS.
     
  16. Jun 6, 2007 #16 of 137
    windracer

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    You won't get the new HD screens, if that's what you're asking, because the S2s only do 480i.
     
  17. Jun 7, 2007 #17 of 137
    ewilts

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    Although I had the TiVo Desktop 2.4 running on my Vista system, I installed Galleon anyway (I ran Galleon several years ago on my Linux desktop).

    First impressions: it should create the firewall rules during the install. The TiVo Desktop rules weren't enough. I only had time last night to add a couple more rules but that wasn't enough to make it run. I did my testing with the firewall off until I can add all of the rules.

    I see the same display issues that windracer reported with his screen shots. Additionally, the folder display on the Photos application is pretty bad. It works, but it's a very poor comparison to the TiVo HD Photo app.

    I noticed during the install that it appeared to copying over some TiVo Common files (Beacon, etc.) as the log was scrolling by. I already had the TiVo Desktop installed so I don't know if it clobbered the versions or what it was doing. The TiVo Destop still works.

    Also during the install, it asked me if I wanted to download Java 1.5. Java 6 was already installed on my system (I believe it was also pre-installed by Dell when I bought the system). I told it to go ahead and everything works, but I'm not sure why it couldn't detect that it was installed.

    For an Alpha release, it's not too shabby at all. Keep up the great work!

    .../Ed
     
  18. Jun 7, 2007 #18 of 137
    pfunky

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    Great NEWS!!!

    Just wanted to drop a quick note that I've got it running under Linux. Besides windracer's comments, I'll keep my eyes open for strange things, though everything appears to be "functioning" ok so far.
     
  19. Jun 7, 2007 #19 of 137
    windracer

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    I guess I should have explicitly mentioned that I am running it on Linux as well (see my sig). :)
     
  20. Jun 7, 2007 #20 of 137
    ewilts

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    I still have the TiVo Desktop firewall rules in place and added the ones documented on the galleon.tv web site. It still won't run with the firewall rules on.

    Does anybody have a complete list of what needs to be open? Is there a way to tell the Vista firewall to trust every incoming connection from a given IP address?

    Thanks,
    .../Ed
     

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