This release fixes small issues in the in daemon and GUI. It should be considered the stable version for GNOME3.
DVB Daemon is a daemon written in Vala and based on GStreamer to setup your DVB devices, record and watch TV shows and browse EPG. It can be controlled via its D-Bus interface or the UIs it comes with.
I am pleased to announce version 2.28.4 of the Python bindings for
GObject. This is a minor bugfix release of the stable 2.28 branch.
The new release is available from ftp.gnome.org:
This week I thought I gave the new shiny GObject-Introspection in Python a chance by porting the UI of GNOME DVB Daemon. First and foremost, I want to mention that I haven't got too far in the sense of porting the code to PyGI. Why am I writing this post then you may ask? Because it already took me some effort to get the proper build environment running correctly, and that's what this post is about. I'm running Ubuntu Maverick, so things might work slightly different on other distros.
Thanks to the awesome Klaus Staedler GNOME DVB Daemon finally has an icon and therefore two starters in the main menu. Version 0.1.17 is mostly a bug fix release (thanks to all the testers for reporting bugs). Most of the fixes are in the channel scanner. Unfortunately, if you want get the best experience you have to use gst-plugins-bad from git as well, because it contains some fixes. Following the recent trend to deprecate HAL, gudev is now used to detect connected devices.
It's already three releases after my last post about GNOME DVB Daemon. Since then I tuned the UI to make it more HIG compliant and hide device group combo boxes if there's only a single group. In addition, you can now edit the start time duration of an existing timer. Needless to say, I fixed some crashers, too.
After I released version 0.1.13 earlier this week and the Debian package got updated accordingly, I took the time to port the package to Ubuntu Karmic. I created a PPA containing the packages for Karmic. Add the PPA to your system and install gnome-dvb-client, gnome-dvb-daemon and totem-plugins-dvb-daemon.