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Galleon 2.5.5 for TiVo

The open source Galleon 2.5.5 media server for TiVo is now available.

This version includes the following:

Version 2.5.5:
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* added java parameter to favor IPv4 (should eliminate the need for disabling
IPv6 on linux installs)
* added runlevel 2 to linux Makefile (for distros that use update-rc.d)
* fixed Movies app so it works again (2570997, 2604157, 2604159)
* Cleaned up some incorrect error messages in JmDNS code
* Removed auto-subdirectory publish, the bug in TiVo-side software is fixed.
* various minor ToGo fixes and enhancements:
- corrected space remaining calculation
- added blue ball icon to identify Suggestions
- properly display recording quality, added [HD], DIGITAL, and UNKNOWN types
- fixed channel/station display issue
- show copy-protected recordings (to be consistent with TiVo Desktop and other
Now Playing List applications); identify with lock icon
- fixed display of Length statistic on main Now Playing screen
* Updated GoBack announcements to TiVos to use Bonjour, eliminating the
repackaging and use of TiVo Beacon service on Windows.... read more

Posted by John Kohl 2009-03-25

Galleon 2.5.4 for TiVo

The open source Galleon 2.5.4 media server for TiVo is now available.

This version includes the following:

Version 2.5.4:
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* Fix ToGo looping bug on null recording date (1811137)
* Added user-selectable range for local radar image (100, 300, 600 miles) in Weather
* auto-subdirectory publishing for GoBack, avoids the need to do it yourself
and also avoids bugs in TiVo folder navigation in older TiVo service
releases (Series 3 and HD should be OK without this).
(Probably needs some work to handle DOS shortcuts; should be OK on
UNIX and OS X.)... read more

Posted by John Kohl 2008-11-12

Galleon 2.5.3 for TiVo

The open source Galleon 2.5.3 media server for TiVo is now available.

This version includes the following:

Version 2.5.3:
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* Update JmDNS package to 1.0 (not using JmDNS from
hme-host-sample-1.4.jar anymore); seems to help on Mac OS X 10.5
* Added TiVo name to detail screen in ToGo app
* Updated weather forecast parsing to handle more cases
* Fixed local radar after change on weather source web pages
* Update help URLs to point at content now on sourceforge.net
* Fixed iPhoto album parser to clean out old albums during library
update.... read more

Posted by John Kohl 2008-09-05

Galleon 2.5.2 for TiVo

The open source Galleon 2.5.2 media server for TiVo is now available.

This version includes the following:

Version 2.5.2:
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* Fixed bug with GoBack truncating files after 2GB had been transferred.
* Fixed another CPU-spinning bug in the screen saver

Known problems:
* not all galleon skins in HD cover the screen--use tivo skins
* still some layout glitches in HD
* still some HD menu highlights are too big for text

Posted by John Kohl 2007-11-21

Galleon 2.5.1 for TiVo

The open source Galleon 2.5.1 media server for TiVo is now available.

This version includes the following:

Version 2.5.1:
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* Fixed a screen saver bug--it would consume all your CPU time on the PC
* Updated Linux install Makefile to work in more cases/on more distributions

Known problems:
* not all galleon skins in HD cover the screen--use tivo skins
* still some layout glitches in HD
* still some HD menu highlights are too big for text

Posted by John Kohl 2007-09-29

Galleon 2.5.0 for TiVo

The open source Galleon 2.5.0 media server for TiVo is now available.

This version includes the following:

Version 2.5.0:
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* Added iPhoto album display capability into Photos application
* Increased album artwork size in music players (HD)
* Fixed built-in Photos application to lay out the grid better for HD.
* Fixed JPG image tag reading for Photos
* Added a new HD Photos plugin that will download, install and run the TiVo Desktop hdphotos
HME application integrated into Galleon similar to what it does for TiVo Desktop.
(you must open TCP port 7111 on your firewall)
* Reimplemented skin resource loading so they don't use as much memory and cpu
* Added scalable backgrounds that fit the screen in HD mode for pictures and music
* Fixed the HD playbar in the music app so it draws properly
* Fixed layout on music player screen when in HD mode
* Increased font size on music app in HD mode for all screens
* Fixed screen saver on music app to fill the entire screen
* Fixed lyrics downloading to grab from a different source since lyrictracker is down
* Fix MacOS problems (tracker #1760027)
* Upgraded Movie Rentals app to 0.8
* Fixed missing jars in windows installer
* Added service wrapper for unix release and a Makefile to do "make install" or "make uninstall"
* Added a global screen saver framework for all apps that extend BApplication and AppFactory
* Added a bouncing screen saver to display cover art and track title for music player apps... read more

Posted by John Kohl 2007-09-24

Galleon 2.4.1 for TiVo

The open source Galleon 2.4.1 media server for TiVo is now available.

This version includes the following:

Version 2.4.1:
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* Turned off HD for applications that don't need it (e.g. top level menu,
Weather since its maps are small)
* Updated Mac OS X install to put applications in subdirectory:
/Applications/Galleon/
* Fixed Mac OS launch scripts to enable quit function
* Fixed Movies application (needed an update to parse HTML output change from data source)
* Fixed Windows installer JRE detection (accepts Java 6)
* Fixed MusicOrganizer MP3 count (1746310)
* Upgrade to htmlparser-1.6 (fixes movierentals add-on application)
* Added movieRentals application to distribution
* Fixed log file location on windows to put logs inside the logs directory... read more

Posted by John Kohl 2007-07-09

Galleon 2.4.0 for TiVo

The open source Galleon 2.4.0 test release (alpha)
media server for TiVo is now available.

This version includes the following:

Initial HD application support for Series 3.
This still needs quite a bit of work,
but have a look
Try out HD photos without the need for TiVo Desktop's add-in.

Local forecast page added to weather.

Known problems:
* tracker on music in HD is goofy
* galleon skins in HD don't cover screen--use tivo skins
* lots of layout glitches in HD
* HD menu highlights are too big for text... read more

Posted by John Kohl 2007-06-23

MacOS installer for 2.4.0 alpha

I've updated and created a MacOS installer for 2.4.0 alpha. Submit any bugs with SourceForge tracker.

Posted by John Kohl 2007-06-17

Two new releases to try out

2.3.1 is just 2.3.0 with some internal cleanups.
The windows build is missing winamp skin files (sorry about that)
Please kick the tires and report anything that broke vs. 2.3.0

2.4.0 alpha is a branch that introduces HD support.
See release notes for known problems, report anything else.

Posted by John Kohl 2007-06-05

Galleon development restarting

Galleon development is restarting. Goal #1: learn the source base, get up to recent source releases of third-party components.
Goal #2: HD applications

Posted by John Kohl 2007-06-04

Galleon 2.3.0 for TiVo

The open source Galleon 2.3.0 media server for TiVo is now available: http://galleon.tv

This version includes the following:
Native version for Windows
Resync ToGo video files if moved
Fixed ToGo stats doubling
Fixed GoBack subfolders
Fixed ToGo sorting by TiVo name in GUI
Fixed movie posters
Fixed upcoming dates

Your TiVo needs to be running at least version 7.2.1 software.

Posted by Leon Nicholls 2006-04-15

Galleon 2.2.0 for TiVo

The open source Galleon 2.2.0 media server for TiVo is now available: http://galleon.tv

This version includes the following:
Galleon menu sorting
Internet app support for larger images
TiVo space available in configuration GUI
ToGo recordings show TiVo name in configuration GUI
Added TiVo criteria to ToGo rules
Improved database error handling
ToGo sorting
Jabber app
Fixed iTunes date support
Shoutcast configurable download limits... read more

Posted by Leon Nicholls 2006-02-04

Galleon 2.1.0 for TiVo

The open source Galleon 2.1.0 media server for TiVo is now available: http://galleon.tv.

This version includes the following:
Shoutcast app now supports all stations
Shoutcast app supports station alternates
Shoutcast favorites
ToGo downloaded recordings can now be downloaded repeatedly
Added sorting to internet, RSS apps
Jukebox random play
Support parental controls for ToGo downloads
Fixed Galleon menu duplicate app name bug
Fixed network interface binding bug
Fixed GoBack recording details
Fixed video filename formats
Fixed GoBack videocasting support... read more

Posted by Leon Nicholls 2006-01-19

Galleon 2.0.1 for TiVo

The open source Galleon 2.0.1 media server for TiVo is now available: http://galleon.tv

This version includes the following:
Fix for app sharing configuration

Your TiVo needs to be running at least version 7.2.1 software.

Posted by Leon Nicholls 2006-01-02

Galleon 2.0.0 for TiVo

The open source Galleon 2.0.0 media server for TiVo is now available: http://galleon.tv

This version includes the following:
Dowload manager delete option
Support more GoBack video filename formats
Support GoBack folders (need 7.2.1)
Internet app thumbnail lists
Fixed JRE install bug
Added ToGo download rules flag criteria
Support GoBack transfer restarts
Improved error handling
App sharing
Improved startup time
Improved background images
Galleon menu system
ToGo reload controlled by server reload setting
Fixed iTunes import
Updated web site... read more

Posted by Leon Nicholls 2006-01-01

Galleon 1.9.2 for TiVo

The open source Galleon 1.9.2 media server for TiVo is now available: http://galleon.sourceforge.net

This version includes the following:
Fix for online radio streams

Your TiVo needs to be running at least version 7.2 software.

This is a bug fix release to a critical streaming bug.

Posted by Leon Nicholls 2005-11-20

Galleon 1.9.1 for TiVo

The open source Galleon 1.9.1 media server for TiVo is now available: http://galleon.sourceforge.net

This version includes the following:
MP3 library fix
Audio organizer performance improvements

Your TiVo needs to be running at least version 7.2 software.

This is a bug fix release to resolve several performance issues.

Posted by Leon Nicholls 2005-11-19

Galleon 1.9.0 for TiVo

The open source Galleon 1.9.0 media server for TiVo is now available: http://galleon.sourceforge.net

This version includes the following:
Added artist name to Jukebox listing
Updated to TiVo HME 1.4 SDK
iTunes app performance improvements
Fixed organizer support for names starting with digits
Added single track selection to Jukebox app
Added traffic app
Improved MP3 tag parsing
Fixed podcasting/videocasting download logic... read more

Posted by Leon Nicholls 2005-11-13

Galleon 1.8.0 for TiVo

The open source Galleon 1.8.0 media server for TiVo is now available: http://galleon.sourceforge.net

This version includes the following:
Fixed email sorting
Added movie theater favorites
Fixed remote configuration GUI ToGo bugs
Added music current track shortcut
Fixed RSS text escaping
Fixed RSS configuration bug
Added Jukebox app
Added Upcoming app
Fixed iTunes date bug

This version includes a Windows installation wizard which will install Galleon as a service. A Mac OSX packaged version will be available soon.... read more

Posted by Leon Nicholls 2005-10-31

Galleon 1.7.0 for TiVo

The open source Galleon 1.7.0 media server for TiVo is now available: http://galleon.sourceforge.net

This version includes the following:
Fixed multiple network interfaces bug
Increased ToGo date width
Added download limit for email accounts
Improved download manager error handling

This version includes a Windows installation wizard which will install Galleon as a service. A Mac OSX packaged version will be available soon.... read more

Posted by Leon Nicholls 2005-10-22

Galleon 1.6.0 for TiVo

The open source Galleon 1.6.0 media server for TiVo is now available: http://galleon.sourceforge.net

This version includes the following:
Fixed timeout saving bug
Added configuration options to apps
Fixed ToGo padding bug
Changed slideshow music selection to 1 button
Added 0 button for info
Fixed multiple network interfaces bug
Fixed shoutcast genre removal
Fixed GoBack end bug
Fixed ToGo for deleted files
Fixed ToGo total hours
Upgraded to 1.3.1 HME SDK... read more

Posted by Leon Nicholls 2005-09-29

Galleon 1.5.0 for TiVo

The open source Galleon 1.5.0 media server for TiVo is now available: http://sourceforge.net/projects/galleon/

This version includes the following:
Added videocasting app
Added option to disable TiVo timeouts to live TV
Added option to disable GoBack feature
Fixed podcasting tag parsing
Made GoBack configurable
Added support for multiple GoBack directories
Fixed ToGo details download URL
Fixed GoBack broadcasts
Added internet slideshow app
Added download manager... read more

Posted by Leon Nicholls 2005-09-11

Galleon 1.4.1 for TiVo

I have released Galleon 1.4.1 (http://galleon.sourceforge.net) to fix the following critical bugs:
Fix ToGoBack bug
Fix ToGo connection bug

Posted by Leon Nicholls 2005-08-28

Galleon 1.4.0 for TiVo

The open source Galleon 1.4.0 media server for TiVo is now available: http://galleon.sourceforge.net

This version includes the following:
Fixed ToGo channel support
Fixed timeout bug
Support paging between weather screens
Support TiVo ToGo Back
Fixed fast forward, rewind bugs
Fixed dymamic icons
Fixed movie app bugs

Here are some screenshots of the current version: http://galleon.sourceforge.net/phpwiki/index.php/Screenshots... read more

Posted by Leon Nicholls 2005-08-28