Gizmo Daemon is een zeer handige applicatie voor het Linux-platform. Je kan met dit programma exact definiëren wat er moet gebeuren wanneer één van de toetsen op je toetsenbord, muis, joystick of afstandsbediening wordt ingedrukt. Daarnaast kan het dubbele toetsaanslagen filteren, devices imiteren en system events tonen op visuele devices. Voor meer informatie over de verschillende mogelijkheden verwijzen we jullie door naar deze pagina. De ontwikkelaars hebben 2.1 de deur uit gerold met de volgende opmerking:
Gizmo Daemon 2.1!
This is mainly a maintenance release and fixes all known bugs that came in after the big 2.0 release. The short list includes:
There were a couple of new features added too:
- Fixes for GCC4. It should compile fine for all you FC4 people now.
- Fixes for 64 bit users.
- Distro specific XMMS issues resolved.
- Many small fixes in the config script, especially relating to the PowerMate, but quite a few in relation to Remotes as well.
The software pulsing plugin is preferred, as the hardware pulsing mode doesn't give any information back about the status of the Powermate's LED. But some users found that their Powermate flickers with the software plugin... thus, hardware pulsing is back for those of you who missed it!
- Added support for the hardware pulsing mode of the Powermate.
- Added a software pulsing plugin.
Gizmo Daemon 2.0!
This is a huge release for Gizmo Daemon and marks some sweeping changes, and significant improvements, along with some new functionality as well. Changes include: Lua is no more!! It was dropped in favor of Python. The crazy client / server architecture was ripped out, and has been replaced by a stable and more efficient local userspace daemon.
The Python scripting API is a vast improvement over the Lua one. This was a great move, as Python in inherently more stable than Lua, and allows for much more powerful scripts to be written. As such, the Gizmo Daemon Python API is quite a bit different than the old Lua one. It is now possible to change and control nearly every aspect of how the daemon works, and what the devices do from the script alone. Plugins can even be implemented directly in Python if desired!
As for what's new? This release was mostly meant to simply bring everything from the old Gizmo Daemon up to speed with the new version, however I didn't have it in me to do a release this big without providing something new for people to play with. Gizmod 2 bring support for LIRC devices (mostly remotes) so now those of you with MythTV or other PVR setups that use IR style remotes can benefit from Gizmo Daemon as well!