sofakng Wrote:Will the ForTheRecord/Argus plug-in eventually have Linux support?
(I'm just wondering but why is it limited to Windows right now only?)
It is limited to Windows now because my main development environment is Windows based. Also, since the PVR support within XBMC has been in 'a state of constant flux' my focus has been on getting functionality proper for one platform before addressing cross-platform issues.
That said, it is my intention to eventually try to get it working on an AppleTV2. Simply because that nice little box deserves connectivity to ForTheRecord . This implies (I guess) that at that point I will get it working on Linux, OS X and iOS too.
But do not expect that to happen soon. Many times after updating my working repository with new commits from the main stream development I find that new 'challenges' have been introduced. Functionality that was working for weeks is suddenly broken, other stuff unexpectedly starts working. Most of that is outside the scope of the ForTheRecord addon.
All this is not unusual and simply part of the development process. It requires some perseverance from those developing, and a lot of patience. Especially for those anxiously waiting to use it.
The ForTheRecord addon has this week seen a large improvement in channel switching while viewing Live TV (read: it changed from not working at all to working ). Adding a manual timer from the Timers display allows you to enter data that may not match an actual show on the FTR server, the addon can not distinguish this from 'valid input' when you add a timer on the EPG display. I'm working on a solution for that now.
There are still lots of small issues left.
The first step towards cross-platform support will be the usage of RTSP. Although this has its drawbacks too (eg. slower channel switching).
And -with only 24 hours in a day, a job, wife, kids and two cats- development of the FTR addon for XBMC does not always come first :cool2:.