Report DVB Manager Week 8

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I didn't do much last week. Partly, because bug 539969 still keeps me from continuing working in the EPG part.

What did change last week is that each Device must be part of a DeviceGroup now. All devices in a DeviceGroup must be of same type and share one channels.conf and recordings' dir. That means that each DeviceGroup has its own Recorder and ChannelList D-Bus service now. A DeviceGroup becomes helpful when it contains more than one device. You can schedule timers that overlap and dvb-daemon distributes them across the devices that no conflicts arise.

Although, I didn't test it, I'm almost sure that it works and I already ordered a second DVB-T adapter to ensure that it's really working.

Next week, I'm going to find a way to distinguish TV channels from radio channels (both internally and through D-Bus) and write a GUI to access the Scanner parts.

Last but not least, does somebody know how I can retrieve a list of DVB devices that are installed in a computer? I tried HAL, but it seems that it doesn't support that.

Sebastian Pölsterl

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