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October 19, 2010
06:48 AM CEST

Updated ISO image of version 0.3.0 with bugfixes

A short notice: As some smaller bugs crept in at the last minute we decided to provide you with an updated ISO image called yavdr-0.3.0a.iso.

What has been fixed ?

  • The Nvidia display driver is now the right/expected version (260.12)
  • The driver package v4l-dvb-dkms now comes with two re-enabled patches related to mantis cards
  • OSD Menu translations should work now for other languages than German and English (also added an updated French translation)
  • The Italian version of the web interface should work now (no blue HTML screen any more)

Please note: if you are not affected by these errors there is no reason for redownload/re-install the ISO. These corrections will of course also be made available as package updates.

You can find the yavdr-0.3.0a.iso on the download page.

October 18, 2010
01:58 PM CEST

Announcing yaVDR 0.3

We are happy to announce the release of yaVDR 0.3. It's based on Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx - just like yaVDR 0.2. But there are lot's of changes and new features "under the bonnet".

October 17, 2010
06:49 PM CEST

New features in upcoming yaVDR 0.3: Commands in yaVDR - switched to menuorg

As we are using menuorg as default and changes to menuorg do not require a vdr restart, plus we needed to rework that section anyway, we felt that the use of menuorg to define the Commands menu would be preferable. If you used drive your own commands there, you need to change them to a menuorg custom template.

"How to do that?" - you might ask.

October 17, 2010
06:15 PM CEST

New features in upcoming yaVDR 0.3: Userspace Software Suspend

Right from the start "suspend to RAM" was one of yaVDRs most beloved features giving our users the possibility to start their VDR within a few seconds. While this worked great for a lot of hardware, there were still some configurations where it didn't. That's why we decided to improve the situation by choosing a different method for yaVDR 0.3: "Userspace Software Suspend".

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.

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