[Lcdproc] Patch: Driver for VFD in MonCaso 320
bsdfan at nurfuerspam.de
Tue Oct 11 22:05:39 UTC 2011
On 20.09.2011 01:35, Wolfgang Hauck wrote:
> Am 15.09.2011 08:23, schrieb Markus Dolze:
>> On 13.09.2011 01:59, Wolfgang Hauck wrote:
>>> Hi all,
>>> hopefully this is the right board to submit a new driver.
>>> The Moncaso 320
>>> contains a small one-line-display. The cases MonCaso 312/320 are
>>> discussed in the thread
>>> http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1536934. By reverse
>>> engineering I have been able to write a very simple display driver,
>>> which is attached to this e-mail as patch to LCDproc 0.5.4.
>>> Unfortunately, I have no information about the full functionality of
>>> the VFD (as e.g. icons).
>>> The driver works quite well with VDR
>>> (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Video_Disk_Recorder) and some supportive
>>> scripts I have written.
>>> By the way: Is there anyone with some more information about the VFD
>>> found in the MonCaso 320? It is hard to get a technical manual.
>>> I tried my very best to adhere to your conventions. Let me know if
>>> some changes or adaptations are necessary.
>>> Kind regards,
>> Hello Wolfgang,
>> thank you for your submission. I will take a look at it although this
>> may take some time (probably some weeks).
> Hi all!
> Markus, thank you for your reply.
> Meanwhile got some feedback, which I added to the patch.
> * The configure script is now part of the patch file. The command
> autoconf had to be executed in the version before.
> * Settings of serial port were only correct if LIRC was running
> before. Now, the driver can be configured to configure the port
> on its own.
> * Added some parameters controlling the collaberation with other
> drivers using the same serial port (particularly LIRC).
> Further feedback is welcome!
> And again, I am looking for more information on this device. If anyone
> should know the one or other thing, please let me know.
I had a look at both versions of the driver. The driver looks fine (have
not yet compiled it) and it quite simple.
Hoewever, setting the driver to wait for the socket by default is not
appreciated! To prevent configuration mistakes, the driver should not
wait for something other than the display on startup unless the user
decided it shall do so.
Please do not send in the configure script. For developers the configure
script should always be regenerated using 'sh autogen.sh' (if you use a
release you may download autogen.sh from
http://lcdproc.cvs.sourceforge.net/viewvc/lcdproc/lcdproc/). Users would
additionally need the updated Makefile.in files, too.
Hint: You can save yourself some typing by using '-X diff-ignore' to
your diff command (get it from CVS web as above). It contains a list if
all files to ignore.
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