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October 17, 2010
01:35 PM CEST

New features in upcoming yaVDR 0.3: USB wakeup

Ever wanted to start your VDR with your remote control? With yaVDR-0.3 you can, if the receiver of your remote control has the ability to wake the computer from sleep.

October 15, 2010
11:39 PM CEST

New features in upcoming yaVDR 0.3: alsa for sound over HDMI with G210/GT220

In order to get HDMI sound with these cards a fairly new alsa driver package is required. We used to ship an alsa-dkms package. However, since a while ubuntu ships allready compiled drivers of this version for each kernel update. 

So how you get your sound working now for these cards in yavdr-0.3 ?


October 15, 2010
10:00 PM CEST

New features in upcoming yaVDR 0.3: Gyration and Inputlircd

Inspired by a Howto of VDR Portal user "grmpl" has posted in yavdr subforum at http://www.vdr-portal.de/board/thread.php?threadid=99789 (Wow, what a post for someone who has just registered!), I thought it makes sense to write something on how to use inputlircd and the reason why we support it as an additional option.



Lircd is great on providing support for usual remote controls. In case of the device is an input device inputlircd is by far the better option. It takes the input events and translates them to lircd events. This makes it very easy, since no key needs to be defined explicitly, those if started with the right options (http://www.digipedia.pl/man/doc/view/inputlircd.8/) the keys will be directly available at the lircd socket.




October 15, 2010
08:44 PM CEST

New features in upcoming yaVDR 0.3: Upstart

Why do we use upstart for our jobs ?

With Karmic, Ubuntu started the transition to upstart. With Lucid most of the important jobs have been migrated. Since yavdr 0.2.0 we base our distro on Ubuntu Lucid Lynx. To benefit from this new technology we decided early to go this road. The downside is obviuosly that its not that well known and documented as System-V init scripts.

So what jobs do exist in yavdr and whats ther task ?

Lets first start how we get the display ...

October 11, 2010
11:53 PM CEST

Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat - is it yaVDR's cup of tea?

This picture was borrowed from https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Brand2.

You have most likely heard the good news already: Ubuntu 10.10 was released yesterday!

As we are all big Ubuntu fans, we are very happy to have a fresh new release to play with on our development PCs. But how does the "Maverick Meerkat" change the game for yaVDR? Let's look at this question from two angles: "yaVDR - the distro" and "yaVDR - the provider of easily installable VDR packages for Ubuntu".

October 07, 2010
09:12 PM CEST

New features in upcoming yaVDR 0.3: Lifeguard

Lifeguard performs various tests specified by the user when vdr wants to shutdown the machine. The shutdown is postponed if any of the tests indicates that there are other processes that should not be interrupted.

October 05, 2010
08:54 AM CEST

New features in upcoming yaVDR 0.3: Sundtek driver support


We would like to give you an overview about some interesting new features in the upcoming yaVDR 0.3, starting today with describing how we included support for the Sundtek DVB USB stick driver.

Some members of our team depend on DVB-C for receiving digital TV. But the choice of DVB-C hardware is limited, especially when it comes to external devices. Then we discovered Sundtek MediaTV Pro. For an easy installation of the Sundtek stick, we have packaged the Sundtek driver in an Debian/Ubuntu package.

September 23, 2010
10:01 PM CEST

VDR developer version 1.7.16 is out

A few days ago, Klaus Schmidinger has announced the release of VDR developer version 1.7.16 which is a welcome opportunity for us to revive our blog and update it with the good news. Please find a detailed list of changes below. We want to thank Klaus for his steady work on VDR core.

June 06, 2010
04:14 PM CEST

VDR developer version 1.7.15 was released today

Last week, I tried to give you an overview about the different VDR developer versions. As of today, this overview is already outdated and has to be updated: Two hours ago, Klaus Schmidinger has announced the release of VDR developer version 1.7.15. We are excited about the new version and want to thank Klaus for his steady work on VDR core.

June 01, 2010
04:17 AM CEST

Announcing yaVDR 0.2

We are happy to announce the release of yaVDR 0.2. It's based on Ubuntu 10.04 (Lucid Lynx). Migrating to the new Ubuntu version meant quite a lot of work, so thank you for your patience with us! During the last few weeks we were fighting the last bugs that suddenly showed up here and there and are now confident that the current state is stable enough to let you play with it. For your entertainment, there are - as always - hidden bugs and problems that want to be discovered. Enjoy! You can get the new ISO image from our download page.

For all users of yaVDR 0.1.1 who are wondering how to update their installation to yaVDR 0.2: Please allow us some more time to give you detailed instructions on how to get to yaVDR 0.2 via package updates. You won't find instructions in this blog posting. It is already quite long, because we would like to give you an overview about what new features, packages and changes you will get with yaVDR 0.2:

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will there be more recent releases?
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