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Aneurysm9
October 14th, 2006, 11:46 PM
I've been thinking about future development for the g15tools project and I figure that, now that there are a fair number of people using the tools, it makes sense to ask you what you want them to do. Take the poll.

Aneurysm9
October 18th, 2006, 07:14 AM
Can I ask those of you who have voted for improving current features for suggestions as to how to do so? I've got an idea or two for g15composer, but I'd like to hear how all of you think the tools can be improved. Thanks.

maniacmusician
October 18th, 2006, 07:20 AM
can you please give some background on g15tools? i have no idea what it is.

Aneurysm9
October 18th, 2006, 08:22 AM
Sure, it's a set of libraries and utilities for making use of the LCD and extra keys on the logitech G15 keyboard under Linux. You get get more info at http://g15tools.sourceforge.net

daihenka
October 24th, 2006, 10:41 AM
A couple of feature improvements are:

* To have right justified text. I didn't see anything in the README file for g15composer about it. I think that will help with some cleaner display work.

* Display switching with g15composer to be switched from the MR button to the proper display switch button beneath the LCD. (I think you mentioned that you might be putting this in a future version)

Aneurysm9
October 24th, 2006, 07:32 PM
Right justified text should be fairly simple to implement. An update for libg15render will be required for right justified TTF text, but that too shouldn't be too big a deal. Right now, though, I'm in the middle of rewriting g15composer with flex and bison so that it has a proper parser, so it may be a little while before a new release. If you want to try the new version, there's a g15composer-ng branch in the svn repo that's currently about at feature parity with g15composer-1.1.

The display switch is controlled by g15daemon, which isn't really my project. I'll talk with mlampard about it. I think he's planning a rewrite so maybe it can be done then.

Aneurysm9
October 30th, 2006, 05:41 AM
Mlampard has just committed a changeset to g15daemon svn that makes the L1 key control display switching if g15daemon is started with the -s switch. You can probably safely use this with my lcdproc driver but will be unable to use the lcdproc menu as L1 is set as the Enter key. I'll look into allowing the keymapping for lcdproc to be specified in the config file when I get a chance.

FreakinSyco
October 30th, 2006, 06:00 AM
I would love for an easy plugin for rythymbox that displayed current track info. Or just a more user friendly implementation of any part of the tools at this point.

Aneurysm9
October 30th, 2006, 08:10 AM
Check out the script in this post for a start: http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php?p=928099&postcount=15 You should be able to fairly easily adapt that to output to g15composer.