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 Post subject: Future of LCDInfo?
PostPosted: Thu Feb 03, 2005 21:03 
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I've been using LCDInfo for a short while now, and am pleased with its performance in general.

I've had to create some work arounds (like auto generating screen files via vbscript and then stopping/restarting the program to simulate the text file read function), but I don't see that as an issue as long as the program has an active path forward to address issues, add functionality etc.

Therein lies my question - It doesn't appear that LCDInfo is really moving forward. Is there an active development effort/community that I'm not aware of? I wish I could jump in and contribute to the coding myself; but, that's way out of my league...

Thanks in advance,

MrB


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 04, 2005 12:20 
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For the last year or so LCDInfo has not been progressing much. Also for about last 6 months I haven't worked on it pretty much at all except some small projects like additional drivers.
But there should be some change coming. Last week I again opened the project and fixed some things and next I should add something new.
Current LCDInfo code base was mostly done in 2003 and I got it to the point where the basic system is mostly working as you have probably seen. Now the work on adding all those new features should begin to make use of all what has been done until now.
It should be surprisinly easy to add all kinds of graphical widgets even for others but I can undestand that nobody has done anything as I really haven't provided any examples or showed how it should be done.

We should be seeing some more activity in LCDInfo development in the near future.


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Just on that Text reader function you are currently utilising a workaround for see here for a topic on discussing a vision for a Text Reader plug-in in the future.

BTW, I'm currently in the process of learning C++ specifically to write this plug... Hopefully with Henri's help. ;)

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 05, 2005 18:10 
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Henri wrote:
It should be surprisingly easy to add all kinds of graphical widgets...

Now that I said something like this I just had to test if there's any truth in that so I made a new "bar" item. Basic bar functionality was done in a small amount of code so it really was easy as I thought.

Here's some example uses for the bar:
Code:
   <item type="bar" x="10" y="58">
      <varid>Winamp2.TrackPosPercent</varid>
      <direction>horizontal</direction>
      <width>100</width>
      <height>4</height>
      <minvalue>0</minvalue>
      <maxvalue>100</maxvalue>
      <refresh>500</refresh>
   </item>

   <item type="bar" x="80" y="2">
      <varid>SysInfo.UsedMemory</varid>
      <direction>vertical</direction>
      <width>15</width>
      <height>60</height>
      <minvalue>0</minvalue>
      <maxvalue>1048000</maxvalue>
      <refresh>500</refresh>
   </item>


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 Post subject: Thanks for the response
PostPosted: Mon Feb 07, 2005 21:00 
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Thanks for responding - It's good to hear that LCDInfo definitely has some life!

I look forward to the future enhancements!

Thanks again

MrB


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 15, 2005 22:04 
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Henri wrote:
Now that I said something like this I just had to test if there's any truth in that so I made a new "bar" item. Basic bar functionality was done in a small amount of code so it really was easy as I thought.


The bars don't seem to work on my system. Is there a new build of LCDInfo? I'm using build 19

Sascha


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