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LinHES R7.4 "rdt"

Added by cecil about 7 years ago

It was 9 years ago today that KnoppMyth R1 was first released. It was also 9 years ago when I first met R. Dale Thomas (rdt). At first, Dale host the ISO for KnoppMyth. Shortly there after, he started helping me with development. Living a relative short distance from one another, Dale and I became friends. Unfortunately, the good ones depart us all too soon. I miss my friend and so it is in his honor I release LinHES R7.4 to mark the ninth anniversary of KnoppMyth/LinHES.

The changelog is sparse. This release is primarily to mark the anniversary and to remember our friend. ripD was originally written by me but he spruced it up a great deal. It originally only mirrored a DVD. Since MythTV no longer has menu entries for backup your DVD, I've added the functionality to LinHES. Also included is MythTV 0.25.2. If you are running LinHES R7.3, a simple
pacman -Syu will do. If you are running an earlier version, see this post on upgrading.

LinHES R7.3

Added by cecil about 7 years ago

The LinHES team and I are happy to announce the release of R7.3 (Crave). The changelog is up. To upgrade see this forum post.

URL and domain name shuffle

Added by jams over 7 years ago

During the recovery from the recent hardware failure, some services were moved to new locations.
The change made the rebuild easier and will make future administration easier

Below is a list of services and their URLS.

The domains knoppmyth.net and mysettopbox.tv will be redirected to linhes.org

We apologize for the inconvenienceā„¢

Outage and a new home

Added by cecil over 7 years ago

Well, you are most likely aware we were offline for a little while. We experienced hardware failure... But thanks to jams, we are back up and running! Also, much thanks to liv2cod for allow us have a server in his data center! At the moment, linhes.org is located there. mysettopbox.tv is still up and running at OSUOSL. We plan to transition everything to Paxio and use a VM at OSUOSL to mirror the package repos.

New packages in core and extra

Added by jams over 7 years ago

Several bugfixes and a couple features were moved from testing to release today.

Some of the changes include.
  • new nvidia driver
  • new cron
  • new mplayer
  • new mythtv
New features include:

Currently these features are considered stable but beta.

LinHES R7.1 Released

Added by brfransen almost 8 years ago

LinHES R7.1 has been released!

LinHES R7.1 features MythTV 0.24-fixes, Linux kernel 2.6.39.4, Xorg 1.9.2 and much more. Virtually, every package has been updated and recompiled since R6.04.00. Browse the changelog to see specific features and bugs that were addressed in R7.1. For more detail on all the changes in R7.1 browse the repository.

Along with the release or LinHES R7.1 many pages in the wiki have been added or updated. Take a look and if you have how-to, hint, or tip, please consider adding it to the wiki for the benefit of the community.

With LinHES R7.1, you'll find the finest Linux HTPC distribution is only getting better!

R6 Repo Change

Added by brfransen almost 8 years ago

The repo for R6 has been changed to:
[core]
Server = http://knoppmyth.net/repo/i686/R6/core
[extra]
Server = http://knoppmyth.net/repo/i686/R6/extra

This is in preparation for the release of R7. If you don't want to immediately upgrade to R7, change your /etc/pacman.conf.

The Myth packages have been upgraded for R6. This includes MythInstall which should resolve any Service Menu issues.

New LinHES.org (1 comment)

Added by brfransen almost 8 years ago

The new LinHES.org is now live.

The LinHES.org homepage is now integrated with our project tracker (Redmine) for easy access to the latest news, forums, wiki, code repository, and reporting bugs.

LinHES R7.00.03 Beta Release

Added by brfransen almost 8 years ago

LinHES R7.00.03 is available for download. R7.00.03 is a beta release before the final R7.01.00.

We worked out various issues with upgrading from earlier releases to R7.00.03 so doing an auto upgrade from the CD or via pacman should work (Backup First!). However, we'd ask you wait until the R7.01.00 release before upgrading your production systems. If you have the hardware to test upgrades or want to do a clean install, please give R7.00.03 a try. Please report any bugs you may encounter.

PCS-2 External edition

Added by jams almost 8 years ago

If your looking for a simple and clean way to power your HTPC on/off via your remote, I would give the PCS-2 some serious consideration.

The fine folks at SIMEREC let me preview the external edition of the PCS-2.
Gotta say they did a great job with it, I like it even more then the internal product.

The internal PCS-2 works very well. However the install involves a little bit of wire splicing, which can be a little off-putting.

The external edition removes the need for wire splicing and only requires 2 connections inside the case and one free PCI bracket.
From start to finish the product can be hooked up in as little as 2 minutes. As an added touch they included a power button with the external receiver.
For people that like to hide their htpc, this effectively give you the ability to relocate the power button to someplace within easy reach.

There is no firm release date yet for the external edition of the PCS-2, but I believe it is targeted to ship before the end of the year.

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