Just a small note. When you configure QtMobility, do not add a final dash at the end of your prefix path. This makes the directories of the install (include, lib, bin, etc) end up in your root, i.e. /include. Omitting the slash resolves this and keeps your root disk clean.
For the last few months I’ve run a MythTV frontend/backend combination as our upstairs entertainment center. I use it for SVT Play using Tommy Persson’s excellent plugin, but also to play some music and act as a DVD player.
Yesterday a box arrived with my brand new Hauppauge WinTV-NOVA-TD stick (from a sale on netonnet). Last time I fought with receiving TV through a Linux system, it was a proper struggle. This time, it was just a matter of plugging in the stick, setting up the MythTV backend and watch TV (I admit – I did spend a bit of time sorting and filtering channels, but nothing advanced).
Checking the system this morning, it had recorded all three shows I asked it to – on time. Even the ones colliding in time, i.e. requiring the dual tuners to be used. Very nice!
Now, all I have to do is to setup my dedicated backend machine and get the connection between it and the frontend working. If that goes smoothly, a card reader and soft CAM would be the next step, but boxer is charging 89+21 SEK per month for a twin card, so I guess that would mean setting up a new frontend downstairs…
In these turbulent times, I just wanted to share some bright news.
We’re hiring developers who want to work on MeeGo and Qt on the bleeding edge in a challenging industry. Check out our application page at http://pelagicore.com/careers/.
Recently, Skype seems to hang in some odd offline mode without indicating this. I run a fairly vanilla Kubuntu install so this ought affect more people out there. The remedy for this is a set of scripts available from the Skype Reliabilitator page. Now, you can simply run check-skype-status and Skype restarts if needed.