[mythtv] MythLCD

Isaac Richards mythtv-dev@snowman.net
Fri, 20 Sep 2002 17:04:02 -0400

On Friday 20 September 2002 12:45 am, Thor Sigvaldason wrote:
> Isaac (et. al.)
> 	I've just added a tree to the MC source called mythlcd that will (soon)
> let you control an LCDproc server from MythTV. For those who haven't played
> with LCDproc, it's a client/server system for controlling LCD panels in
> Linux boxes (and BSD & Solaris, see http://www.lcdproc.org). This means you
> can have data from Myth (channel number, show name, current size of pause
> buffer, etc., etc.) displayed on an LCD screen. So ... possible to do
> things like play/advance music tracks without your TV having to be on.
> There's some "screen" shots in a jpg in the new directory.
> 	It is not intergated with *ANY* Myth code at the moment, but it does
> include a very simple demo app to show how it could be. Thought I'd get it
> out so people can have a look at it before I start mucking about in the
> actual MythTV and MythMusic code. Note that even if you don't (yet!) own an
> LCD module, you can make the lcdproc server write to a terminal window
> (curses) rather than an actual device for developing/debugging purposes.
> 	I won't be touching the mythlcd code for a few days (in case anyone wants
> to go ahead and start fiddling) ... I need to get back to MythWeb.

Very nice API -- should be easy to integrate into things.  What do you think 
of a little shared lib for stuff like this and the menu code, that should be 
used between the different myth* applications?