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LinuxTag Report

Posted By: Team XBMC on Jun 23, 2010 in Site News

LinuxTag 2010 was a great success, and XBMC was there in Berlin to do its part. In attendance this year: Sigurdur Olafsson (sho), Stephan Diederich (mdd), Gunnar Norin (blittan), Michael Probst (Stephan’s friend and helper for the week), and Cory Fields (theuni). Also,  Matthias Kortstiege (vdrfan) and Thomas Thönes (clumsy) managed to drop in for …

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Weekly report 4

Posted By: Team XBMC on Jun 21, 2010 in Site News

After discussion with my mentor we decided to not use the EVAS model suggested in my last weekly report.  While it might have worked it would have taken to much time to realize which is a bad idea due to the limited time of GSoC. Hence I have started altering the guilib to do the …

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Weekly report 3

Posted By: Team XBMC on Jun 14, 2010 in Site News

Since I’ve been without computer the last week the status update will be slim. Status Committed the initial patches to get XBMC on Ångström building Decided on an abstracted rendering model which works like EVAS. Basically guilib will add drawable elements to the render system. When an animation occurs or the control get hidden the guilib …

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Weekly report 2

Posted By: Team XBMC on Jun 07, 2010 in Site News

While I had exams last week there were some major work done with getting Ångström working as a development environment for XBMC, much thanks to the extremely helpful people over at #beagle!. The plans for next weeks will consist mostly of reading up on already created technologies as I won’t be near my development machine. Status Thanks to, …

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Weekly report 1

Posted By: Team XBMC on Jun 01, 2010 in Site News

Finally the GSoC have begun and while I have been plauged with exams this week I have made some accomplishments. It is sad but next week will also be filled with exams but hopefully I will find some time during the weekend. First of I planned to fix up and use Ångström but since I …

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Farewell XBOX

Posted By: Team XBMC on May 27, 2010 in Site News

XBMC (XBMP really) started as a program for modified XBOX consoles. In the following years, XBMC has grown into a multi-platform, multi-architecture media center that runs on most standard hardware. The hardware and legal limitations of the XBOX were always a concern and the Team has instead focused on running on the hardware that most …

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Weekly report 0

Posted By: Team XBMC on May 25, 2010 in Site News

First Weekly report of GSoC 2010, this is what have been done prior to the actual start. Status Downloaded ångström files and partitioned the SD-Card Recieved the BeagleBoard Installed and set up ScratchBox Sandbox version on the EventBased solution Plans Install the ånströmdistributionon the SDCard Verify the BeagleBoard working Build XBMC in Scratchbox Read up …

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Beagleboard project for GSOC 2010

Posted By: Team XBMC on May 24, 2010 in Site News

I have been selected by the Beagleboard community and Google to work on Google Summer of Code 2010. My project will consist of optimizing the rendering of XBMC for the embedded market. The Beagleboard is an arm based embedded device. Similar hardware can be found in the smart phone segment, for instance the first generation …

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Come see us at LinuxTag and OSCON

Posted By: Team XBMC on May 07, 2010 in Site News

For the second year, XBMC will be hosting a booth at LinuxTag in Berlin, June 9-12. The list of exhibitors is quite impressive, and there will be several influential speakers. For the Americans, we will also be attending OSCON on July 19-23 in Portland, Oregon. This is one of the bigger open-source conferences in the …

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Interview with Linux Journal

Posted By: Team XBMC on May 05, 2010 in Site News

After meeting the fine folks from Linux Journal at SCALE this year, we discussed doing an interview to give their readers more insight into the world of XBMC. A few months later Steven Evatt tracked me down for a quick Q/A. See here for the result, and don’t forget to leave any questions you may …

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