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History of Console Plugin

2004-11-09 - vdr-console-0.6.0.tgz (46.03 KB)

  • The console window is now displayed in full screen mode. That means: no title bar and no buttons bar are reducing the available space any more.
  • The title of the current console and the key meanings will be displayed after a console switch. The duration how long this info is shown is configurable. The OK button also opens this info bar.
  • Status messages and confirmations are displayed with an own mechanism because the standard way of VDR doesn't work well in an cOsdObject based screen.
  • The font for the console screen is now better selectable: normal, small and extra small.

    (Attention: The small font is the small proportional font from VDR. In some cases this font looks not very well in the console window. The extra small font originates from the vdrmail plugin. This font supports only the iso8859-1 code page at the moment!)

  • There is no special font needed any more that displays pseudo graphic characters. The trick is now the same as in xterm ;-)
  • The navigation through the consoles in the console screen is now changed from the green/yellow to the left/right keys.
  • The green key opens the commands list also in the console screen.
  • Keyboard caption mode can now be leaved by pressing the {ESC} key twice in between a second. If {ESC} is not pressed a second time then the original {ESC} key will be sent to the console. If another key is pressed after the first {ESC} key then this combination will be sent at once to the console.
  • The keyboard caption mode can also be switched on and off with the yellow key.
  • If the keyboard caption mode is off then this will be signaled through an blinking keyboard symbol on the right side in the first row.
  • The blink rate of the cursor and blinking texts/symbols is now adjustable.
  • If the plugin detects that there is no keyboard available for VDR, then an error message is displayed on the screen when the main menu entry is activated.
  • A patch against VDR is available that makes the console plugin possible to prevent VDR from shutdown.
  • If the patch for preventing shutdown is installed then it is configurable if running consoles should prevent VDR from shutdown.

2002-12-31 - vdr-console-0.5.1.tgz (37.02 KB)

Attention: In VDR 1.1.20-24 there exist a bug, that disables the keyboard, if VDR is running in the background. This little patch (1.05 KB) against VDR solves the problem in a way, that the keyboard is enabled anyway, if VDR is used with the parameter -t.

  • The Symbols for keyboard and bell are also working when the AIO patch is used.

2002-12-15 - vdr-console-0.5.0.tgz (37.01 KB)

Attention: Needs VDR 1.1.20 or higher!

Attention: In VDR 1.1.20-24 there exist a bug, that disables the keyboard, if VDR is running in the background. This little patch (1.05 KB) against VDR solves the problem in a way, that the keyboard is enabled anyway, if VDR is used with the parameter -t.

  • Uses now the new keyboard support of VDR. So the REMOTE=NONE or NO_KBD=1 trick is no more needed to compile the plugin. The -r switch of the plugin is also obsolete.

2002-12-14 - vdr-console-0.4.0.tgz (37.79 KB)

  • Now you can predefine commands to be executed in a console. Like the commands.conf from VDR you can place a commands.conf file in the VDR configuration directory for plugins. The entries of this file will be shown in the console list menu by pressing the green button ('Commands').
  • Nice symbols for keyboard mode and bell added.

2002-12-10 - vdr-console-0.3.0.tgz (36.77 KB)

  • The ncurses library is no longer needed.
  • Now the cursor keys and function keys also are working in programs like Midnight Commander.

2002-12-06 - vdr-console-0.2.1.tgz (36.45 KB)

  • Should be compileable with gcc 3.2 :-)

2002-11-30 - vdr-console-0.2.0.tgz (36.46 KB)

    Attention: The plugin can't be compiled with gcc 3.2!
  • Uses now an own font for the console window with special characters for ASCII graphics mode. The small font provides up to 80x25 chars on the screen.
  • Supports switching the character set to special graphics char set for 7bit applications.
  • The attribute underscore is now supported.
  • The new optional mode "compress text" reduces the space between the chars and brings more chars to the screen.
  • The "Auto enter keyboard capture mode" is now deactivatable.
  • The duration for displaying the bell is now configurable.
  • The colors wich should be used are configurable.
  • Removed a bug that occured with more colors as the OSD can display.

2002-11-19 - vdr-console-0.1.0.tgz (27.96 KB)

  • 1. version
[ top ] If you have any questions or suggestions, or you want to report a bug, then please email to Jan Rieger (jan at ricomp dot de) .