Release Notes for 1.7.0
You will also need to download the latest kaa.base-0.1.2, kaa.metadata-0.6.0 and kaa.imlib2-0.2.0 packages from the sourceforge pages. There has been no significant changes to the kaa modules that affect the operation of freevo-1.7.0 since RC2 (Release Candidate 2).
Release Notes for 1.6.3
Check out the ChangeLog on the wiki page (http://freevo.sourceforge.net/cgi-bin/doc/ChangeLog), it links to the tracker where a more detailed description of the bugs is available.
It doesn't mention that sitecustomize.py has been added, this make python use utf-8 string encoding by default and as a consequence fixes some display problems of file names that are not ASCII.
Also Added is a contrib/plugins directory for plug-ins that people have contributed which are of special interest.
Just a couple of dependencies that don't work at the moment. Python-2.5.0 doesn't seem to work on 64-bit systems but works fine on 32-bit systems. Twisted-2.5.0 has some changes that are not compatible with Freevo, stick to 2.4.0.
Release Notes for 1.6.0
The recordable setting has been from from VIDEO_GROUPS Delete this setting from your local_conf.py
This change can be mostly automated by running: freevo convert_config
To use multi-tuner support the VIDEO_GROUPS needs setting up correctly see http://freevo.sourceforge.net/cgi-bin/doc/MultiTunerConfig
elementtree, include in Python-2.5+, is now a prerequisite for freevo, if can be downloaded from http://effbot.org/zone/elementtree.htm
idlebar and headlines plug-ins are now enabled by default, you will need to remove the following plug-ins from local_conf.py:
plugin.activate('headlines', level=XX) plugin.activate('idlebar') plugin.activate('idlebar.tv', level=20) plugin.activate('idlebar.cdstatus', level=25) plugin.activate('idlebar.diskfree', level=30) plugin.activate('idlebar.clock', level=50, args='%a %d %H:%M')
If you don't like and of these plug-ins the can be deactivated by: plugin.remove('<plug-in name>')
If a directory is name with a media extension it will be treated as a media file, e.g. music.mp3 or record.avi. Use music_mp3 and record_avi instead.
If a mp3 file is incorrectly named the header search will scan the whole file, e.g. something.mp3 which is really a wave file.
Sometime the headlines plug-in crashed when it receives incorrect data from the rss feed.