2013 is going to be Awesome

So last year I decided to get interested in the X-org development process (which is the GUI software for Linux and Mac. However after spending 3 months reading the mailing lists and source code commits I feel its a dive into the deep end. I have little direct hardware driver writing skills and I'd be trying to keep up with those that are being paid to work on the drivers.

I've settled to running the latest development builds and reporting back problems.

I've moved smaller in the hopes that incremental movements will get me to the place I want to be (working from home). My home media system has my linux PC providing videos and music to my TV, an xbox, an iPad and a nexus tablet. Through DLNA and AirVideo everything works. However its not perfect and there are a few itches I need to scratch.

With that in mind I am going to initially work on the minidlna software to remove my need to use AirVideo software. Then I'm going to look at creating my own App for Android and then iOS to playback DLNA served content.

That's my coding plan for the year, which I think will make my life easier at home.


Bob H said…
Have you thought about looking at DirectFB or webkit development? There are quite a variety of projects around it and I could possibly sort you out with some toys.
Unknown said…
There are already available DLNA clients for Android and I'd be surprised if not IOS. Have fun though - it's good to have a plan :)
Phil Hannent said…
There are lots of DLNA clients and servers and I've been through most of them. Putting aside bad UI's they ALL fail at playback at some point. This a itch I am attempting to scratch. I hope scratching a personal daily problem will keep me motivated.

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