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Old 01-19-2006, 12:37 AM   #1
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Harmony Client Software for Linux??


I was wondering if anybody could help porting a windows/Mac application that will help us, linux users to update the Harmony universal remote from a Linux machine. If you haven't heard of it, is made by Logitech.
The client software on the windows machine sometimes has some issues with the security - firewalls, antivirus software...and so on.
Anybody knows where should I post this message so that some enthusiastic linux developer could do write the application?

Apologize if my questions are stupid..is just that I love Linux and I'm not that good to write a linux application yet.

Thanks!
 
Old 02-06-2006, 11:55 AM   #2
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that *would* be great. I'm in the market for a universal remote right now. Have you had any success with wine? (and, but, I think it requires ie and activex...but then again the following site seems to suggest osx and safari 1.0 will work...but I'm questioning that...)

http://www.xpcgear.com/harmony688s.html
 
Old 02-06-2006, 11:58 AM   #3
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no, actually, the logitech site cites support for osx...that's promising:

http://www.logitech.com/index.cfm/pr...CONTENTID=8865
 
Old 02-18-2006, 04:07 PM   #4
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They do offer support for osx and Safari but not for linux. I tried wine...and doesn't work of course, but i was thinking maybe we can find someone interested in developing the client application for linux. I have a Harmony remote already and I would be able to provide some more information for who will be willing to try it.
Do you know by any chance someone?...or do you know where can we post something like this so we can catch the attention of the developers?

Thanks,
Vollu'

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Old 02-18-2006, 04:44 PM   #5
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You can't port a program unless the source code for that program is available.

But meanwhile, the page clearly states "Future support for Linux" so I would just wait.

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Old 02-19-2006, 12:19 AM   #6
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Come on, we both know what "Future support for Linux" means: MARKETING! I already sent them an email with this question (apparently I'm not the only one) and they said: "Thank you for your suggestion!" we'll forward it to the appropriate department...that tells me the 'Future' is pretty far away. And it is understandable they don't have time for that when they are busy developing new remotes and trying to keep the Win and Mac version of the client version up and running for all the models.
I don't know how much you guys know about this but if you take a look at Remote Central you'll find out that quite a few ppl are complaining about the client software. That's why I would go with a linux version that we know can be improved much faster and be a lot better and reliable.
Question is, without having the sources for the software, what else can you use to create a client software for the remote?
From what I know, the client software is just an application done in java that is used for getting a connectivity check between the remote and their servers and then as a USB interface to upload the configuration file to the remote. So, I guess it shouldn't be a big deal. If one has the remote and is pretty good at computers and electronics can figure out how the software is accessing the remote's memory and how to write it.

So, what do ya guys think?
 
Old 02-21-2006, 12:56 AM   #7
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I eventually bought a One For All remote because it is jp1 hackable. And the exe they've developed to do the hacking will run on wine.

http://www.hifi-remote.com/jp1/help/
 
  


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