Time for XMBC 2.4 Beta

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Time for XMBC 2.4 Beta

Post by phil » Mon Dec 05, 2011 11:24 pm

Hi everyone,

XMBC 2.3 seems to be working reasonably well but I felt it was time to start looking at my todo list and therefore kick off the next beta run.

If your having problems with v2.3, feel free to try the latest beta and let me know your experiences with it. But beware that several deep down internals have been messed with in 2.4 Beta because I have had to rework lots of stuff to make progress towards the goal of multi-language support less painful.

The latest beta download is here.
I will maintain this link throughout the beta versions and post updates of whats changed here.

See below for the changes from 2.3 to 2.4 Beta 2 (the first public beta)

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Re: Time for XMBC 2.4 Beta

Post by phil » Mon Dec 05, 2011 11:24 pm

Changes from 2.3 to 2.4 Beta 2 (first public beta):
  • #97 - Fixed a problem with erratic mouse in snipping tool. May also fix other erratic mouse problems when left/right button is re-assigned.
  • #99 - Fixed a problem with Spotify and Media Next/Previous (etc.)
  • #100 - Changed the internals to support Unicode strings for future language translations
Please don't ask about the language support yet - it is not there, but hopefully in a subsequent beta it will be added.

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Re: Time for XMBC 2.4 Beta

Post by phil » Wed Dec 07, 2011 10:19 pm

Warning, the first problem I found in beta 2 is that adding a new profile is broken (window specific at least). It will be fixed in the next beta but I'm also chasing a problem with the scroll lines option that windows seems to be ignoring (it never used to :()
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Re: Time for XMBC 2.4 Beta

Post by phil » Thu Dec 08, 2011 3:34 am

OK Beta link in first post updated (2.4 Beta3).

Fixed the bug mentioned above.
Added a whole lot more work on the language/translation support.

Sooner or later I'm going to start asking for help translating the text in XMBC. this will be done via a language file which will map the English in XMBC to the language of your choice.
Its not quite ready yet, but if you want to help with that let me know via PM.

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Re: Time for XMBC 2.4 Beta

Post by papuas » Fri Dec 23, 2011 3:04 pm

Hi,

Thanks for superior software. Are there any plans to increase number of buttons say up to 8?
My old favorite MX700 not supported on Win-7.

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Re: Time for XMBC 2.4 Beta

Post by phil » Fri Dec 23, 2011 3:06 pm

No plans - impossible - please read the FAQ for the explanation why :)
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Re: Time for XMBC 2.4 Beta

Post by phil » Wed Dec 28, 2011 9:37 pm

I have updated the link in the first post to point to Beta 4.

Changes in 2.4 Beta 4:
  • #99 - Increased delay when sending keys to fix problem with media next/previous not working as expected with spotify.
  • #100 - Changed the internals to support Unicode strings for future language translations
  • #102 - Added ability to save/restore Windows 7 desktop gadget positions when saving/restoring desktop icon positions.
  • #105 - Modified to reset sticky buttons on key press as well as any button (when general setting enabled) NOTE: In the future I intend to make this a separate setting (for keys and buttons).
  • #106 - Added check-box to only match windows profiles if the window has no parent.
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Re: Time for XMBC 2.4 Beta

Post by phil » Sun Jan 08, 2012 5:31 am

I have updated the link in the first post to point to Beta 5

Changes in 2.4 Beta 5:
  • #95 - Add ability to translate XMBC to other languages. A new file type *.xmbclp is used to provide translations.
  • #98 - Added option to invert horizontal scrolling
  • #103 - Added option to adjust/specify CPU priority.
  • #109 - Fixed chrome/iron web drop-down/combo box scrolling.
Regarding the language support, see my new post here
I have attached 2 samples, one template and one BAD (Google) translation to Russian (please feel free to correct it and send it back!).

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Re: Time for XMBC 2.4 Beta

Post by phil » Sun Jan 08, 2012 5:13 pm

RECALL!!! Don't use 2.4 beta 5 it seems to have a bug loading the profiles.
I will upload beta 6 soon to fix it.
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Re: Time for XMBC 2.4 Beta

Post by phil » Sun Jan 08, 2012 6:07 pm

OK I fixed the profile loading/saving bug that I missed in beta 5.
As usual the same link in the first post will get you the latest beta.

If you installed beta 5 and saved a profile then your xml file may be corrupt. If you have a backup all good, if not let me know and I can manually fix it for you if you send it to me. If your didn't save/apply any changes then it should all be good with beta 6.

I've updated the language template file also to fix a few mistakes in the text...
language_template.xmbclp
language_ru.xmbclp
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Re: Time for XMBC 2.4 Beta

Post by JosephDuffy » Sun Jan 08, 2012 11:35 pm

phil wrote:I have updated the link in the first post to point to Beta 5

Changes in 2.4 Beta 5:
  • #95 - Add ability to translate XMBC to other languages. A new file type *.xmbclp is used to provide translations.
  • #98 - Added option to invert horizontal scrolling
  • #103 - Added option to adjust/specify CPU priority.
  • #109 - Fixed chrome/iron web drop-down/combo box scrolling.
Regarding the language support, see my new post here
I have attached 2 samples, one template and one BAD (Google) translation to Russian (please feel free to correct it and send it back!).

Thanks,
Phil
Can confirm this working. Great work, Phil, thanks! :D

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Re: Time for XMBC 2.4 Beta

Post by phil » Mon Jan 09, 2012 4:36 am

Another early morning and another new beta...
Ive updated the links to point to Beta 7.

Changes:
  • 96 Added sticky change movement to scroll action.
  • 99 Added option to configure default delays used in simulated keystrokes in the advance settings tab (this is not related to {WAIT}/{WAITMS} tags).
  • 110 Fixed problem with BACK/FORWARD (APPCOMMAND keys) in Remote Desktop sessions.
I've also had to modify the language template just a little (only 2 or 3 new strings and one change).
New strings:

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"Dela&y between simulated keystrokes" => ""
"Change Movement to Scroll (Sticky)" => ""
#and a change...
"&Repeat tilt rate" => ""
language_template.xmbclp
language_ru.xmbclp
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Re: Time for XMBC 2.4 Beta

Post by riow » Wed Jan 11, 2012 7:39 am

excuse me, is there any summary changes and new features of the beta, so that I can join the test?

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Re: Time for XMBC 2.4 Beta

Post by phil » Wed Jan 11, 2012 1:22 pm

There is a summary of changes, that is precisely what this thread is all about. Every time I release a new beta, I say what has been resolved/changed.
For example just above, I wrote this...
Changes:
96 Added sticky change movement to scroll action.
99 Added option to configure default delays used in simulated keystrokes in the advance settings tab (this is not related to {WAIT}/{WAITMS} tags).
110 Fixed problem with BACK/FORWARD (APPCOMMAND keys) in Remote Desktop sessions.
The number refer to my change control list and the text is what happened / what was fixed.

There is also a change log web page (for release versions) and a change log file included in the distribution which lists every change since version 1 effectively. It should be on your start menu in the same place as XMBC.

Have I missed something?

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Re: Time for XMBC 2.4 Beta

Post by skipcube » Thu Jan 12, 2012 3:04 am

Just a report: Sticky scroll feature in Beta 7 works well. Thanks a bunch! Will use for few more days and report if there are any issues.

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