New In 0810

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Here's a list of new features and bug fixes in the 0810 release. This list is not exhaustive - it is meant to highlight the features most users will notice.


New Features

  • Upgrade MythTV to 0.21
    • Add ability to use myth's player from Video scenario, enabling some of myth's playback features such as commercial skipping (Trac: 131)
    • Added ability to choose where to save recordings - including private recordings (Trac: 124)
  • Media Metadata
  • On-Orbiter TV Guide
  • Play list export feature
  • MAME (Arcade Game emulator) game support (Trac 40 SVN: 21567, 21568, 21569, 21570, 21573, 21574, 21597, 21598, 21599, 21603, 21620, and probably others)
  • Infrared repeats parameter can now be edited in the web admin
  • The playlist editor has been redone, and a Vertical mode added as well
  • Playlist export to .m3u and .pls functionality
  • New Unmanaged room type allows you to designate a room where no automatically generated scenarios appear. This give you total control over scenarios for that room.
  • Added ability to grow ext2/ext3 Software RAIDs from the web admin (SVN: 21687, 21685)
  • Added new ability to fix the most common software RAID problem from the web admin. When a drive is kicked from the array, it can be re-added now from the web admin instead of having to fix it with the command line. (Trac: 108 SVN: 21694)
  • Media files on CD's or DVD's are automatically detected and imported into the media database (Trac: 141)
  • Auto-tagging rules are available on a per-directory basis (Trac: 158)

Bug Fixes

  • Media attribute import from Amazon/IMDB is now smarter (Trac: 52)
  • Fixed path/filename escaping in web admin (Trac: 57)
  • "Docs" scenario removed - no supporting player (Trac: 56, SVN: 21572,)
  • Fixed mounting of shares with special characters in their names (Trac: 55)
  • Fixed mounting of "non-browsable" samba shares (Trac: 38)
  • *.dvd.keys.tar.gz, *mpg.png, and *.mpg.png.tnj are no longer displayed in the web admin
  • accompanying *.dvd.keys.tar.gz will follow source file when renaming/deleting from the web admin
  • fixed a bug where deleting a performer's picture would delete the file entirely from the system. Now the picture is only deleted if nothing else references it
  • fixed similar bug that would permanently delete a picture when disassociating it from a file.
  • changing privacy settings via web admin now flags the orbiters to regenerate

Hardware Support


New Features

  • Updated base distribution to Kubuntu 0810 (with standard 2.6.27 kernel - updating as Kubuntu updates)
  • Cleaned up many packages so they're as close as possible to (if not the same as) Ubuntu's Apt repository versions
  • LinuxMCE can now be installed without an active Internet connection (Trac: 26)
  • Cleaned out a lot of hard coded stuff from scripts (SVN: 21582, and others)
  • Dutch language support (Trac: 34, 35)
  • Enhancements to Climate Control (Trac: 127)
  • New Launch Manager (Trac: 48)
  • Interactive tool tips in the web admin (Trac: 155)
  • New web orbiter option - iOrbiter (Trac: 16)

Bug Fixes

  • Scenario Sorting works more reliably (Trac: 140)
  • Dynamic DNS now obtains actual external address (Trac: 154)

LinuxMCE Dev Tools

Bug Fixes

  • SqlCVS has been fixed and now works

LinuxMCE Project Infrastructure