Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Gtk offscreen rendering

This is a nice feature already implemented on gtk but not integrated on svn trunk yet, this is very important to get gtk widgets on gtk canvas like libcc[1] and clutter[2].

Clutter + Gtk offscreen rendering patch from Neil Patel

Video from:



Wednesday, November 21, 2007

OGG support on Mobile MythTv

A new version of MMythTv has been released today, the main changes in this new version is the support to ogg format to play transcoded videos and code updated to the new OS2008.

With ogg we get more stability with gstreamer components and no changes are needed in the current version of ubuntu gutsy.

Installing on device:

* Add this repositories on your application catalogue:
   OGG Suport:
Web address :
Distribution : chinook
Components : maemo

   Mobile MythTv:
Web address :
Distribution : chinook
Components : main

* After that search for mobile-mythtv on Multimedia category and install.

On Ubuntu gutsy:

* Append this line on "/etc/apt/sources.list":

deb gutsy main

* Install gmyth media server (GMS):

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install gms

To get more information visit the project page:

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

We have buttons

Yes, finally I have buttons to play games in my nokia device. Ok, this not the best key layout to play games, and the display is not multitouch to implement a virtual controller, but it is possible to have fun playing games.

During the last weekend, I spent some time porting the snes9x[1] Zauros version[2], to n810 and integrating this with osso api to handle mime types by file manager, and create the maemo package[3].

Because of the lack of time, the current version has some problems: the sound is not 100% and you can get some screen flicks during the startup.

The current controller config is:

A = +

B = -

X = '

Y = L

L = K

R = ;

START = space

SELECT = chr

6 to 9 = state load

SHIFT + 6 to 9 = state save


QUIT = q