Me TV 0.9.4 Released

Fixes in the release are as follows…

* Fixed xine audio/video driver saving in preferences dialog
* Added logging to NIT code
* Added scrolled window to scan results tree
* Added Terrestrial/Cable delivery system descriptor parser
* Wrapping database updates in a BEGIN/END transaction block for better performance
* Removed SaveThread code, no longer required
* Accepting empty text encoding as ‘auto’
* Fixed hidden cursor not being made visible over drawing area

Visit https://launchpad.net/me-tv to get the latest update.

Me TV 0.9.4~beta4

Here’s the current list of fixes for this beta…

* Fixed xine audio/video driver saving in preferences dialog
* Added logging to NIT code
* Added scrolled window to scan results tree
* Added Terrestrial/Cable delivery system descriptor parser
* Wrapping database updates in a BEGIN/END transaction block for better performance
* Removed SaveThread code, no longer required
* Accepting empty text encoding as ‘auto’

Screenshot-About Me TV

Versions from here on in are targeted for Ubuntu Karmic. However, I’m still back porting to Jaunty. So to get yourself a copy of this application you can visit Launchpad and either download the source code or pre-compiled i386 .deb package. Or if you want to be kept up to date without the need to regularly check the launchpad site you could add the following ppa to your apt source https://launchpad.net/~me-tv-development/+archive/ppa. for the Stable release, or . for the Beta releases. The choice is yours!

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Me TV 0.9.4~beta1 Released

As the last stable version has been targeted for Ubuntu Karmic, I’ve now started back porting to both Jaunty & Intrepid. I’m glad to say that the progress for the final destination is shaping up well with only a few outstanding items left to be included into the final release.  Although subtitles may not make it! (time will tell) This release fixes (correctly this time!) the bug that was wiping the settings each time you closed the application! So to grab yourself a copy please visit https://edge.launchpad.net/me-tv/+download and decide to either use the current beta or stable release. 🙂

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Empathy vs Pidgin

There is a lot of talk on the ubuntu forums about the need to replace Pidgin with Empathy. Although I should state at this point that of course everyone is entitled to there opinions, it seems to me that this decision hasn’t really asked to larger ubuntu community as to how they would feel about this. For those that don’t participate on IRC or do not use Pidgin (in preference to another IRC client)  or don’t use this type of application well then this is most likely never to effect you! but for those that do, well you may be in for a little surprise. Upon initial install there is no IRC support you need to install the telepathy packages to enable this (see launchpad link below) I can’t see why at this point this application has been split into several packages instead of just being bundled as one. For me the need to go package hunting is just annoying to say the least! (but again I must stress this project is still in development) But don’t just take my work for it, have a look for yourself and decide!

Here are some links to look at for some more detailed information on Empathy…

https://wiki.ubuntu.com/EmpathyVsPidginUsability

https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Telepathy

http://telepathy.freedesktop.org/wiki/

https://launchpad.net/~telepathy

Me TV 0.9.3 Released

This version has been submitted to hopefully be included in Karmic (refer to Bug #379706) I did however make one small blunder when packaging! as the version was compiled in pbuilder (karmic) the dependencies for libgtk2.0-0 & libsqlite3-0 were not met for Jaunty! due to the versions currently in Karmic are newer, so I’ve corrected this by adding a separate build for Jaunty & Intrepid.

So now that this all fixed, its now a case of hearing back from Ubuntu Sponsors on the Karmic submission…  You can get a copy of Me TV from https://edge.launchpad.net/me-tv

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Ubuntu Sponsors

Me TV 0.9.3~beta1

After a few bugs found there way into version 0.9.2 … Here is the next beta version for testing… for further details, please visit Me TV on launchpad

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Internode Usage Meter for GNOME

If you are a user of Internode and happen to use the GNOME desktop? Well you may have noticed on your fresh install of Jaunty, that the GNOME usage meter from Sam Pohlenz will not install correctly with python 2.6. The problem is that this application was written for python 2.4, so to resolve this you need to simply install the python2.4-dev package, then when you run the install script use the following… [sudo python2.4 setup.py install] then all will install as expected 🙂

So if you are a user of Internode you can grab yourself a copy of this GNOME usage meter from http://www.users.on.net/~spohlenz/internode/ and again keep tabs on your monthly quota!

Me TV 0.9.2~beta3 Released for testing

Here is the latest beta release for you to test!   For more details on how and where to get this please visit… Me TV

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https://launchpad.net/me-tv

Ubuntu & my ASUS Eee PC 701SD

I have been searching the big WWW for some good examples of Ubunu desktop set ups to see if some of these ideas can be applied to the Eee PC bearing in mind their smaller screen size. Netbooks in my opinion really only suffer from one thing… limited real estate on the desktop! especially the 701 series as they are locked at 800 x 480 (16:10) and as I have been using mine now for about 4 months, I’ve settled on just using the standard desktop install over the UNR (Ubuntu Nebook Remix) edition.

Eee PC 701SD
Eee PC 701SD

I’ve taken an interest in conky, to display some of the basic elements of the resource usage, Conky its self is nothing new! but it is extremely customisable to suite what you use it for. For example, the theme is the Ubuntu Dust with the Oxygen based Breath 0.43 icon set I’ve also used conky-colours to set the display the dust colours as well. I’ve only touched the surface with what conky is capable of, and in time I’m sure that I’ll get a little more sophisticated. But for now I’m happy with just this basic display.

Here’s where I got most of the information for using conky and where to get some of the sources to compile and use…

Ubuntu & my ASUS Eee PC 701SD

I have been searching the big WWW for some good examples of Ubunu desktop set ups to see if some of these ideas can be applied to the Eee PC bearing in mind their smaller screen size. Netbooks in my opinion really only suffer from one thing… limited real estate on the desktop! especially the 701 series as they are locked at 800 x 480 (16:10) and as I have been using mine now for about 4 months, I’ve settled on just using the standard desktop install over the UNR (Ubuntu Nebook Remix) edition.

Eee PC 701SD
Eee PC 701SD

I’ve taken an interest in conky, to display some of the basic elements of the resource usage, Conky its self is nothing new! but it is extremely customisable to suite what you use it for. For example, the theme is the Ubuntu Dust with the Oxygen based Breath 0.43 icon set I’ve also used conky-colours to set the display the dust colours as well. I’ve only touched the surface with what conky is capable of, and in time I’m sure that I’ll get a little more sophisticated. But for now I’m happy with just this basic display.

Here’s where I got most of the information for using conky and where to get some of the sources to compile and use…