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    Lightbulb Ubuntu TV is looking for alpha testers !

    Hello there to all. We are happy to be able to tell all of you that there is active development on Ubuntu TV.

    If you would like to help out With Ubuntu TV please feel free to look at are Bleeding edge ppa. (It builds daily)
    https://launchpad.net/~u2t/+archive/bleedingedge

    How to install
    What you are going to need

    518 mb ram (2gigs or more recommended esp if you want to use opengl)

    A p4 or something like that or better (if you are running vbox I am sure you have a p4 or some cpu that is higher and better then that , again opengl)

    Recommended:
    mythtv 0.26 (a myth backend also )
    unity-lens-mythtv
    unity-lens-news
    & any other lens that you like.
    make a virtual machine (best for now) install Ubuntu 12.04
    then
    Code:
    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:u2t/bleedingedge
    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get install unity-2d

    How to start the TV
    https://plus.google.com/u/0/10465999...ts/H5GKRE3ja2w


    Place to file all bugs
    https://bugs.launchpad.net/u2t


    I note from Developers

    Many of you know that I (Joseph Mills (bobweaver)) have been working on this. I think that when the phone code comes out I will start porting more and more of this over to the Phone , But if you want to try this out feel free.

    If you would like to hack on this there is many many fix me tags in the code. (esp in the shell.qml )

    I will also be putting more things on the blueprints of launchpad.

    This code only works on 12.04 there is NO plans for me to move this code up to anything else then 12.04. Because when the phone code goes public. I will be porting this over to that. So there is no point in re-writing libunity libdee or anyof that. When the phone uses qml also. Once the public gets the Phone code We will be able to go through that and look to see how they are reading/rendering lens and filters and all that stuff.Then integrate the older code to match this.


    Some things that we are going to be working on in the next week. Feel free to help if you like.

    armel and ppc weekly builds
    get ready to port to qt5
    set up to run on mutter and not metacity
    make custom theme for mutter
    there are also lists of bugs on lp and blueprints


    are social Pages
    Google Plus
    https://plus.google.com/u/0/b/104659991254860976283/

    Are Facebook
    http://www.facebook.com/UbuntuTV

    Are Twitter
    https://twitter.com/TVUbuntu

    Are Wiki (needs to be updated REAL BAD )
    https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuTV/Contributing

    Ubuntu Home page for TV
    http://www.ubuntu.com/devices/tv


    Joseph's youtube channel
    http://www.youtube.com/user/mrbobweaver?feature=mhee

    Do we have a IRC channel ?
    yes we have 2 on freenode
    (for developers) #u2t
    (for general questions) #ubuntu-tv


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    Re: Ubuntu TV is looking for alpha testers !

    I'll give it a try. My Mythbuntu box is only occupied as a Minecraft server right now.

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    Re: Ubuntu TV is looking for alpha testers !

    Going for it
    but will be missing LIRC

    Update:
    When i login with ubuntu 2d and press the ubuntu button.

    Then I try to push the "gear button" nothing happens. I'm trying to change into "tv mode".

    Any solutions?

    To many bugs, i am out.
    Last edited by johnkjaer; April 2nd, 2013 at 07:18 AM. Reason: Update

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    Re: Ubuntu TV is looking for alpha testers !

    Awesome! I was convinced that this project was completely dead. I didn't look into it much, though.

    Is commercial release still a plan for Ubuntu TV? I imagine that convincing manufacturers to load this on their machines is incredibly difficult, but have you guys given up?

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    Re: Ubuntu TV is looking for alpha testers !

    ubuntu 2d.
    is Unity 2D. Ubuntu = Unity = Ubuntu. So, Ubuntu 2D = Unity 2D. And by the way, Ubuntu 12.10 onwards does not have Ubuntu/Unity 2D. That is why it is recommended to test Ubuntu TV on 12.04.

    Regards.
    It is a machine. It is more stupid than we are. It will not stop us from doing stupid things.
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    Re: Ubuntu TV is looking for alpha testers !

    ubuntu 2d.
    is Unity 2D. Ubuntu = Unity = Ubuntu. So, Ubuntu 2D = Unity 2D. And by the way, Ubuntu 12.10 onwards does not have Ubuntu/Unity 2D. That is why it is recommended to test Ubuntu TV on 12.04.

    Regards.
    It is a machine. It is more stupid than we are. It will not stop us from doing stupid things.
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    Re: Ubuntu TV is looking for alpha testers !

    Quote Originally Posted by grahammechanical View Post
    is Unity 2D. Ubuntu = Unity = Ubuntu. So, Ubuntu 2D = Unity 2D.
    No, I'm pretty sure Unity = Ubuntu = Linux = RedHat = Linux = Oracle Linux.

    We should be testing this on Oracle Linux.

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    Re: Ubuntu TV is looking for alpha testers !

    Quote Originally Posted by johnkjaer View Post
    Going for it
    but will be missing LIRC

    Update:
    When i login with ubuntu 2d and press the ubuntu button.

    Then I try to push the "gear button" nothing happens. I'm trying to change into "tv mode".

    Any solutions?
    I also am seeing this problem.
    Using Virtual box 4.2.6
    Attempted this on 2 fresh installs using 12.04.1 and 12.04.2 (32bit)
    After logging in with Unity 2d The launcher hides to the left. Super key unhides it temporarly enough to click on dash.
    Settings shows a blank menu. (no option to go to "tv mode" as seen in the google plus video)
    Later today I will try a fresh install on my laptop and attempt this with 12.04.00 thru 12.04.2 (just for fun) to see if virtual box is the issue.

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