Feature UP 1.0.9 ... (work in progress ;)

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Feature UP 1.0.9 ... (work in progress ;)

Postby Uatschitchun » Thu Jan 04, 2007 4:24 pm

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MMS Version 1.0.9 is a developer version, and manifests itself from time to time in form of a stable version of the 1.0.8.x series. It's likely 1.0.8.6 will be the last of its kind, in favour of 1.1.0. ~acmelabs-2008-02-21~
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Ok, I'll try to keep up testing 1.0.8.1 ... and collect bugs and features for 1.0.9!

---------------------- Changelog ----------------------------------------------

07.03.07
* fixed: I.09, I.11, I.14, I.18, I.17
* fixed: V.04, V.17, V.21
* fixed: VI.03, VI.05
* changed: IV.02
* changed: V.03, V.18
* changed: VI.04

Later changelogs are moved to the bottom for getting a better overview

---------------------- Introduction ----------------------------------------------

Cause that things not getting mixed up nor lost, I'll post a summary of what seems to be a BUG still or at least an "incorrectness" ;)

This thread even tries to handle features ... as newly introduced ones and for consistency in handling and usage.

I tried sorting things a little. With the numbering one can simply point towards an item (like with II.2 or V.1)

Even if discussion comes up, I'll try to keep the list up to date

So far ... everyone is invited to give feedback to 1.0.9 cause it's the stable version coming up!

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--------------------------------- Open -----------------------------------------
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I. Audio
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01 [*] Noticed after clean install, that the volume was "muted" or even "0" ... without showing the mute symbol ... new users might be confused! Wouldn't it be possible to set an initial volume? (Maybe it was only me having trouble with it :)

02 [*] Slow internet hangs mms when listening to radio station - is this one still alive? -> see bug #30 http://mms.kicks-ass.org/flyspray/?do=details&id=30

04 [*] Rename "audio_general,playlist_mode" to "audio_general,playlist_load" or even a better hitting name for what it does?

05 [*] Resort option for album-view: Album-view shows tracks on the right side and artist left above the cover. For compilations (or large mixed folders) switching these could help browsing for artists

06 [*] Integration of Equalizer
for discussion see: http://mms.kicks-ass.org/forum/viewtopic.php?p=2591

07 [not needed with V.08] split radio-channels from config.
See: http://mms.kicks-ass.org/wiki/index.php/Tips_%26_Tricks#Your_personal_Online-Radio-Favorites

08 [*] Playing CD without breaks between songs
for discussion see: http://mms.kicks-ass.org/forum/viewtopic.php?p=2668#2668

10 [not needed with V.08] Enable a shoutcast-radio favorit's menu to add and delete stations instead of adding them in config. May be possible together with I.07 which is then changeable at runtime
See: http://mms.kicks-ass.org/wiki/index.php/Tips_%26_Tricks#Your_personal_Online-Radio-Favorites

12 [*] Make the playlist to update itself (scrolling) corresponding to the position of the actual played track.
The current track is highlighted but the playlist does update it's 'context'

13 [unproofed] Compiling with '--disable-xidle' gives scrumbled output when coming back from screensaver

15 [*] Add Search to Radio

16 [*] RTSP-Streams (like predfined in config) are not working with alsaplayer nor gstreamer

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II. Pictures
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01 [unproofed] Coming back from Zoom in picture-fullscreen audio-track-display is gone (preview enabled)

02 [*] Corruptions in zoomed picture-fullscreen while playing audio + transparent busy-indicator is not transparent

03 [*] remember the rotate angle of pictures
for discussion see: http://mms.kicks-ass.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=295

04 [*] Enable deleting of pictures from within MMS

05 [*] an information screen, same style like imdb-movie information, with exif-information for pictures.

06 [*] softly scrolling in zoomed pictures, and zooming in- and out in small steps

07 [the voting was clear ;)] Switch UP/DOWN and LEFT/RIGHT in its slideshow-functions to be more 'intuitiv'
See: http://mms.kicks-ass.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=576&start=0&postdays=0&postorder=asc&highlight=

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III. EPG
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01 [*] Passing information from EPG to a script
for discussion see: http://mms.kicks-ass.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=257
and: http://mms.kicks-ass.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=582&start=15&postdays=0&postorder=asc&highlight=

03 [*] default to --enable--picture-epg, but simply show text, if no icon can be found in /etc/mms/epg_icons
for discussion: http://mms.kicks-ass.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=582&start=15&postdays=0&postorder=asc&highlight=

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IV. Movie
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01 [*] Alternate Movie-Screen (Splitscreen, Scrolling Text, Status-Line)?
for discussion see: http://mms.kicks-ass.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=481

02 [happens only whithout WM and fullscreen=yes]problem with screen refresh with exit mplayer after a movie, show the background in black. The menu items, busy indicator, mms logo show ok when these are redrawn.
The same seems to happen after leaving tvtime from fullscreen

04 [*] Recursive update for movie-information -> see:
http://mms.kicks-ass.org/flyspray/?do=details&id=36 and
http://mms.kicks-ass.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=271

05 [*] Support movies with resolution larger than 800x600 in DXR3 output - is it still present? -> see bug #27 http://mms.kicks-ass.org/flyspray/?do=details&id=27
What about integration of mplayer.sh script from VDR ... but this is more like a feature!

06 [*] 3 types of movie-covers: imdb cover, no imdb cover found and not yet looked up

07 [*] Browse and Play DVD-Images
for discussion see: http://mms.kicks-ass.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=184

08 [*] Segfault when using same output with framebuffer? -> http://mms.kicks-ass.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=451&start=0&postdays=0&postorder=asc&highlight=

09 [*] Make use of VDR's mplayer.sh script for passing mplayer-options automagically
for discussion see: http://mms.kicks-ass.org/forum/viewtopic.php?p=2738#2738

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V. Uncategorized
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01 [*] Loosing Lirc over time -> http://mms.kicks-ass.org/forum/viewtopic.php?p=1624#1624

02 [*] Search is always starting at the beginning ... searching for "slave" would never bring up "audioslave" ;( Couldn't the search act more in a 'grep'-way? So when doing a search in album-view it _only_ searches for artists, not for titles! This is not nice on Compilations and sensless for Single-Artists-Albums -> Possible to backport the "grep"-search from 1.1.0?

03 [still open?] Consistent handling of covers in all modules. By now we have covers in Music, Movies (inconsistent), Games. Pictures is missing .. is it?

05 [*] Add Dxr3-Overscan into MMS as wished here:
http://mms.kicks-ass.org/forum/viewtopic.php?p=2585

06 [*] Playlists for Movies and Pictures!

07 [*] date and time in screensaver

08 [*] ability to overwrite existing playlists.

09 [*] MMS version and patch-level somewhere on the screen (in a menu or somewhere else, and only for develepment-versions.
UPDATE: The version (stable + devel) should be permanently added to 'Options'

10 [*] Network remote controller
for discussion see: http://mms.kicks-ass.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=370

11 [*] High resolution issues:
* Split up resolutions into main and virtual to have larger icons on high-resolution displays
* More centered and larger screensaver
for discussion see: http://mms.kicks-ass.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=468

12 [*] Screensaver/Slideshow (pictures) if MMS is idle instead of displaying the last screen
for discussion see: http://mms.kicks-ass.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=468

13 [*] Enable using UP in mainmenu to just quit faster ... ;)

14 [*] General possibility to abort actions (like enter a folder, etc.)

15 [*] Make button for 'second-action-menu' work as on/off. With keyboard using SPACE to open up and SPACE to shut down the menu is more intuitiv!
It's confusing to use END when END is assinged to 'Leave dir' in the s-a-m itself.

16 [*] Add a quick-key to jump directly to the main-menu from whereever you are

18 [*] In all moudles when going down it's always one line. Reaching the 3rd last line and going down once again, the cursor goes down one line but the display jumps 2 lines.
Thus is confusing :)

19 [*] Second-action-menu overlay is not re-rendered correctly
see: http://mms.kicks-ass.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=578&start=0&postdays=0&postorder=asc&highlight=

20 [*] Make build work for different build-dirs - possible?
see: http://mms.kicks-ass.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=583

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VI. Theme
---

01 [*] Scaling ability :P

02 [*] add file_marked.png to audio, mcover_marked.png to video and joystick_marked.png to game

04 [still open?] A little "weirdness" (for me) regarding "Movies" in when you see folder, a camera-symbol or a cover
"a folder should always be a folder, and not a mcover, if there's only one item in it"

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---------------------------------- Fixed ----------------------------------------
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I. Audio
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03 [fixed]play any file of audio, the time jump few seconds. for example:
1:02, 1:03, 1:04, 1:06, 1:07. maybe reduce the idle time of updater ?

09 [fixed] Fix Gstreamer-Issues
See: http://mms.kicks-ass.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=567&start=0&postdays=0&postorder=asc&highlight=

11 [fixed] make alsaplayer default again and change config to use 'default' instead of '/dev/dsp' and 'alsa' instead of 'oss'.
'oss' btw. is depreciated so 'alsa' should be standard

14 [fixed] Make online radio ID3-Tags display correctly in screensaver.
The infos get displayed correctly in the bottom but not in screensaver, it only displays the station's name

17 [fixed] I-net radio not working with gstreamer

18 [fixed] Make 'minimum bitrate' translateable

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II. Pictures
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III. EPG
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02 [fixed] make PAGE_DOWN and PAGE_UP button work for EPG, too (patch-14)

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IV. Movie
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V. Uncategorized
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04 [fixed] Andreas' finds: had to change audio_dev = default, audio_output_type = alsa, volume was set to null in options

17 [fixed] Add manpages (de/en) and COPYING
Manpages are part of upstream (patch-38) but need fix for german manpage.

21 [fixed] Change predefined *_dirs in config from /stuff/* to only /media/

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VI. Theme
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03 [fixed] add round corner for other selectors

05 [fixed] standard-theme is missing the volume-indicator


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------------------------------- Changelog ------------------------------------
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21.02.07
* added: I.15, I.16, I.17, I.18, VI.01, VI.02, VI.03, VI.05, V.21
* added: Section VI. Theme
* moved + changed: IV.03 to VI.04
* changed: I.07, I.10

20.02.07
* changed: I.07, I.10, I.09, II.07, III.01, III.03, V.15
* added: V.19, V.20, I.14

19.02.07
* changed: V.17

15.02.07
* added: I.10, I.11, I.12, I.13, II.07, V.15, V.16, V.17, V.18
* changed: V.09

12.02.07
* fixed: III.02
* fixed: I.03
* added: V.14
* added: I.09

18.01.07
* added: V.13

12.01.07
* added: IV.9

09.01.07
* added: I.8

04.01.07
* added left open bugs from here:
http://mms.kicks-ass.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=381
* added wishes and bugs I found around

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Postby Uatschitchun » Thu Jan 04, 2007 4:28 pm

Ok, off we go ... next round ... bim bim bim :twisted:

Tried to collect and sort things a bit ... hope it's ok and readable ..

Anders, could you make this thread sticky as long as it is uptodate or enhance me with rights to do it on my own? :twisted:

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Postby acmelabs » Thu Jan 04, 2007 5:30 pm

Fantastic!

I've marked the thread as sticky, if you don't mind, so it stays on top, as long as we need it there.

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Postby arj » Thu Jan 04, 2007 7:15 pm

Thanks a lot for doing this! It makes my work so much easier by just focusing on the bugs instead of trying to manage them all and get a fair bit of them in the process.

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Re: Feature UP 1.0.9 ... (work in progress ;)

Postby acmelabs » Thu Jan 04, 2007 7:21 pm

Uatschitchun wrote:Ok, I'll try to keep up testing 1.0.8.1 ... and collect bugs and features for 1.0.9!

@Anders: Could you please tell us, if 1.0.8.1 and 1.0.9 are different? As far as I thought, you've merged them, so they should be quite the same, but I'm really not sure about that.
Many thanks,

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Re: Feature UP 1.0.9 ... (work in progress ;)

Postby acmelabs » Thu Jan 04, 2007 7:42 pm

Uatschitchun wrote:Movies - 03 [*] A little "weirdness" (for me) regarding "Movies" in when you see folder, a camera-symbol or a cover

I read carefully the list, and must admit it's a very good collection again. And
wow, I've never noticed this one(see quote above) in the forum, shame on me. I didn't dare to mention it, but for me it's also odd, or better: confusing. Although I know, that this distinction is made for one or more entries in a folder, nevertheless it's confusing.
So Roman, at least there are two of us ;-)

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Re: Feature UP 1.0.9 ... (work in progress ;)

Postby arj » Thu Jan 04, 2007 8:30 pm

acmelabs wrote:
Uatschitchun wrote:Ok, I'll try to keep up testing 1.0.8.1 ... and collect bugs and features for 1.0.9!

@Anders: Could you please tell us, if 1.0.8.1 and 1.0.9 are different? As far as I thought, you've merged them, so they should be quite the same, but I'm really not sure about that.


Yes you are correct. You might call 1.0.9 a superset of 1.0.8.1. It has all the features and bugfixes of 1.0.8.1 + some new bugfixes. So in my mind it's better to just test 1.0.9 if you want to test.

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Re: Feature UP 1.0.9 ... (work in progress ;)

Postby Uatschitchun » Fri Jan 05, 2007 10:05 am

arj wrote:So in my mind it's better to just test 1.0.9 if you want to test.

As 1.0.8.1 is latest stable, most of the users will test this version. So bugs in the stable version (there still are some :twisted: ) will have to be fixed in 1.0.9 ...
If bugs do appear in 1.0.8.1 one might try to reproduce in 1.0.9 ... and as we know what has changed in 1.0.9, we might tell directly ...

For sure, testing latest devel will help stable it down ...

I just wanted to keep the thread open, even for stable-users ... because asap I'll get the debian package out for 1.0.8.1 ...

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Postby Uatschitchun » Tue Jan 09, 2007 2:09 pm

Bump

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Postby arj » Tue Jan 16, 2007 11:11 pm

I was reading a usability book today (called designing interfaces) and it actually had a section about cancellation. I know that Roman has been talking about this for a long time and it really kills me that I havn't gotten around to fixing it yet.

It of course said that it was a good idea and that it helped the concept of safe exploration. Anyway the thing got me thinking and I actually have a nice technical solution to the problem of cancelling commands taking a long time to complete.

Anyway what I would really like is a list of places where this could be desirable to have. The problem is that in order to support this correctly, the app has to be created for it. But instead of rewriting everything for it, lets just start with the places where it is most prominent. This should fix perhaps 95% of the cases where one finds the problem.

My current list is:
- Entering a cd (audio, movie, pictures)
- imdb lookup
- add something to the playlist
- entering a folder
- play a radio station

Please let me know if you know of other?

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Postby Uatschitchun » Wed Jan 17, 2007 11:39 am

As far as I can see this list seems to be complete (as for my needs and thinking ...)

But ... isn't "play a radio station" able to be canceld with just using "Stop" ?

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Postby loswillios » Thu Jan 18, 2007 8:40 am

In the main-menu, I'd like to hit the UP-button and move from 'music' to 'quit'. Would that be possible? And/or a dedicated button to quit mms.
I'm using VDR with mms so I switch a lot between those two applications and that involves a lot thumb-action atm.. ;-)

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Postby Uatschitchun » Thu Jan 18, 2007 10:58 am

Very nice idea! I'll set it on the list without waiting :twisted:

anders, would it be possible to do another release based on what we have in 1.0.9 until right now? Maybe something like a 1.0.8.2?

Background is the following ...
I do like some things in 1.0.9, like the bugfixed slideshow-delay or loswillos' idea of using UP in main-menu ... mplayerdvdopts are worthful, too.
So if we are packaging for Debian/buntu, it would be nice to have these fixes! In a settop-box environment (we talked about building a package doing right this) the shutdown would be nice, too

As it seems, the current 1.0.9 status seems to be not causing much trouble regarding the shutdown-patch, etc ... so one could call it stable :roll:

Maybe just a freeze of the current devel state to be released as initial version for debian?

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Postby arj » Thu Jan 18, 2007 12:08 pm

We could do a 1.0.8.2 release. There are some bugs reported that I would like to have included in that one also (besides the stuff in 1.0.9).

Regarding the shutdown patch then I think a key would be ok but I get the feeling that we need more than that. The easy way to solve this is to just let up in audio go to shutdown. The little harder solution would be to have a global shutdown key (as was suggested another place) for fast switching between VDR and MMS. But I don't think it can be enabled by default, because it breaks the safe exploration principle. Furthermore it would be nice in such a situation if MMS remembered where it was in audio add, movie and pictures. Maybe we should just look more into how we can fast switch between VDR and MMS without closing either one.

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Postby Uatschitchun » Thu Jan 18, 2007 3:31 pm

arj wrote:We could do a 1.0.8.2 release.

Cool! :twisted:

There are some bugs reported that I would like to have included in that one also (besides the stuff in 1.0.9).

Same with me ...

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