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OpenELEC Testbuilds for RaspberryPi Part 3 (Kodi 14.0)
(2014-09-02, 10:57)f1vefour Wrote: Milhouse is there a way to download the newclock4 builds with the OE Dev Update plugin?

Probably not, although that's partly why I put them in a separate folder - so that they're not installed by users thinking they're getting the "normal" build.

The only other option - assuming there is no possibility of changes to the addon to select a "normal" or "experimental" or even "debug" install, based on the sub-dirs on the server - would be to add some sort of prefix/suffix and store the experimental builds alongside the normal builds, which is messy and potentially confusing.

Edit: It's likely that newclock4 builds will become the default real soon now (maybe even from tonight), and that I'll stop creating newclock3 builds on a regular basis, so you should be able to install newclock4 builds using the addon. It would be nice if the addon supported sub-folders, as that's where I'll continue to be putting non-standard builds in the future.
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Thanks for the detailed response, it's no problem downloading manually for the time being.
Maybe i'm wrong, but i thought setting URL subdirectory in the addon settings does exactly what you want?!
New OpenELEC Helix build: #0902
(Supercedes previous build)

Code:
# uname -a
Linux rpi512 3.16.1 #1 PREEMPT Tue Sep 2 21:57:25 BST 2014 armv6l GNU/Linux

# vcgencmd version
Aug 30 2014 17:47:52
Copyright (c) 2012 Broadcom
version 3a80fc97204a6e816417d87778fdc9eda9d7285e (tainted) (release)

# lsb_release
OpenELEC (Milhouse) - Version: devel-20140902215617-r19161-geff563b [Build #0902]

Based on tip of OpenELEC master (eff563b4, changelog) and tip of XBMC master (7f170342, changelog) with the following modifications:
  • Includes newclock4 patches
  • Excludes the OpenELEC fernetmenta patches due to conflicts with newclock4
  • Excludes the OpenELEC linux-01-RPi_support patch in favour of sourcing these and possibly more recent patches directly from kernel branch rpi-3.16.y
  • Excludes the OpenELEC xbmc-001-newclock3 patch in favour of sourcing these and possibly more recent patches directly from newclock4 branch
  • Default setting for "Show RSS Feed" changed to disabled
  • Disabled "Total Duration" in Confluence (see build #0221 for details)
  • Adapted service.openelec.settings to take advantage of PR5217
  • Includes latest libnfs master (5fe97d10)
  • Includes latest libcec master (81e38211)
  • Includes libcec double-key suppression.
  • Includes libcec CEC Standby Fix.
  • Increase scan interval of PeripBusCEC from 5000 to 60000, reducing CPU loading by about 2% (1GHz Pi) every 5 seconds (even when CEC is "disabled")
  • Includes CONFIG_COREDUMP=y to allow creation of coredumps (see here)
  • Includes PR5222: videodb: Add column name on GROUP query otherwise sub query returns no rows
  • Includes PR5237: [WIP][3D] add support for stereomode switches in video playlist
  • Includes PR5245: [UX] consistent playback behavior for music and video
  • Includes PR5247: StringUtils: optimize Split(), new overloads for Split() and Tokenize()
  • Includes PR5307: [UX] Play button/action should not pause
  • Includes PR5312: dvdplayer: do a seek after having changed subtitle stream
Build Highlights:
  1. Switching to newclock4 branch for all future "normal" builds - no further newclock3 builds unless testing functional or performance regressions.
  2. GUI ABI bump breaking backward-compatibility - will affect third-party skins until they are updated (PR5295)
Build Details:
  1. OpenELEC:
    • sundtek: added addon settings to update driver from web
    • sundtek: added addon settings to update driver from web (PR:3452, 1 commit, 6 files changed)
  2. XBMC:
    • Cleanup unused local variables (PR:5288, 1 commit, 20 files changed)
    • ADD support for freescale i.MX6 (PR:5202, 2 commits, 15 files changed)
    • CHG: [droid] Do not pause music when going to background (PR:5189, 1 commit, 1 file changed)
    • X11: fixes (PR:5310, 2 commits, 4 files changed)
    • dvdplayer fix setting playspeed on startup (PR:5308, 1 commit, 1 file changed)
    • [confluence] add audio/video flags (PR:5313, 1 commit, 4 files changed)
    • increase ABI for the GUI to 5.3.0 and break backwards compatibility with... (PR:5295, 1 commit, 1 file changed)
    • fixed: Webdav directory listing was broken since 9c3495caf154e8dae9ec2ba... (PR:5311, 1 commit, 1 file changed)
    • [jsonrpc] add support for playing recordings by id (PR:4536, 2 commits, 3 files changed)
    • [win32][Fix] Set hDeviceNotify to 0 after a successful UnregisterDeviceN... (PR:5299, 1 commit, 1 file changed)
    • fix mixed smartplaylists (PR:5233, 3 commits, 2 files changed)
    • CGUIDialogProfileSettings: fix labels of choices available for "Media source" settings
    • CGUIDialogAudioSubtitleSettings: fix labels of choices available for "Audio stream" setting
    • silence warnings about implicit int64_t -> int conversion
  3. newclock4:
    • [players] Mark the render features as deprectated and add an OMX prefix
    • [players] Remove no longer used visualisation callback mechanism
    • [players] Allow choice of omxplayer through acceleration settings
  4. Custom:
    • Added: PR5307 [UX] Play button/action should not pause
    • Added: PR5312 dvdplayer: do a seek after having changed subtitle stream
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I had a few minutes to kill and decided to figure out when the keyboard in my iPhone app stopped working. I tested with a couple apps but mainly use the Official XBMC Remote app. #0809 was the last build where things worked properly. Starting with #0809b if I have the virtual keyboard open on Kodi the iPhone app keyboard doesn't work.

Also I'm still having problems with the database clean failing after the upgrade to database 89 while using MySQL. I haven't seen any mention of it lately and hope it's something that's still being looked in to.

Thanks
@SenorLoco: Have you posted in the iPhone app support thread? Is this problem present in recent Helix builds on other platforms, eg. x86? It's quite likely keyboard problems will affect all platforms and not just these Pi test builds. No iDevices here so can't really help with testing, I'm afraid.

As for the database cleaning issues, a debug log might reveal what is going on, could be a database error/exception. Is this anything to do with removed tvshows not being cleaned as I think the cause of that has been identified but no fix available yet.
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I haven't posted in the iPhone app thread yet but will shortly. It's not something I use very often so I didn't notice it until recently. Unfortunately I don't have any other platforms to test. I was just looking through changes on #0809b and noticed your comment on PR:5008 about SMS text entry not working when the virtual keyboard is open, but don't know if the 2 are related.

The database issue is with the tvshows not being cleared (I was actually the one who reported it about 1 month ago) just wanted to make sure I didn't miss anything in the recent builds.

Thanks
(2014-09-02, 21:55)flash78 Wrote: Maybe i'm wrong, but i thought setting URL subdirectory in the addon settings does exactly what you want?!

Perhaps, I will give it a shot. Thanks for the suggestion.
(2014-09-03, 02:14)SenorLoco Wrote: I haven't posted in the iPhone app thread yet but will shortly. It's not something I use very often so I didn't notice it until recently. Unfortunately I don't have any other platforms to test. I was just looking through changes on #0809b and noticed your comment on PR:5008 about SMS text entry not working when the virtual keyboard is open, but don't know if the 2 are related.

Asking in the iPhone thread is probably the best place to get more attention/testing of the issue, and determine if it affects other platforms (highly likely). Unfortunately there has been no reply to my question in PR5008. Of course I'm not entitled to an answer but one would have been nice all the same... perhaps if anyone else wants to know the reason for the change they should post a follow up question.

(2014-09-03, 02:14)SenorLoco Wrote: The database issue is with the tvshows not being cleared (I was actually the one who reported it about 1 month ago) just wanted to make sure I didn't miss anything in the recent builds.

Right, yes... again, unfortunately there's been no further comment since I mentioned it here. Maybe open a new thread which catches the eye of a developer willing/able to fix it, as you're not going to be the only person affected. The solution is known (iterate over a vector of ids), hopefully a fix is in the pipeline but I've mentioned it again in case it's fallen through the cracks. If there's no further progress I'll see if I can rustle something up.
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Build #0902 includes PR5307 which changes the default mapping of the "<play>" button for various multi-button control devices (Apple Remote, PS3 Remote and also regular IR remotes). The <play> button mapping is changed from "Play" (ie. only ever start playback) to "PlayPause" (ie. toggle between playback and pause).

Please can you test the updated system remote.xml by temporarily removing any custom mappings you may have from /storage/.xbmc/userdata/keymaps/remote.xml, and restart xbmc (systemctl restart xbmc). You should still have play and pause functionality when using your IR remote with the new system default remote.xml.

If you have any unusual play or pause functionality please post details, particularly of your remote control device (ie. make/model etc.). Silence will be assumed to mean it's all good. Smile
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(2014-09-02, 10:57)f1vefour Wrote: Milhouse is there a way to download the newclock4 builds with the OE Dev Update plugin?

Yes, it's possible. I'm doing it that way. Just select "Custom build" in addon configuration and put following URL in custom URL field:

http://netlir.dk/rbej/builds/MilhouseVH/experimental/

It works flawlessly every time. Smile
(2014-09-03, 06:20)darzur Wrote:
(2014-09-02, 10:57)f1vefour Wrote: Milhouse is there a way to download the newclock4 builds with the OE Dev Update plugin?

Yes, it's possible. I'm doing it that way. Just select "Custom build" in addon configuration and put following URL in custom URL field:

http://netlir.dk/rbej/builds/MilhouseVH/experimental/

It works flawlessly every time. Smile

Good to know, thanks. Smile
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Thanks darzur.
Hello,

any ideas about the HifiBerry Problem? See Post: #1193

Thank you
Hi,

Any chance of a recap of what Newclock 4 offers over Newclock 3.

And ummm, what is Newclock ?

Thanks.
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