#15 Request: Semi-semi-semi modern-ish version.

USB
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2010-05-03
2005-08-02
Anonymous
No

I hate to sound rude, but, LIRC has developed and
evolved and WinLIRC has been left in it's dust with no
developement in now just about two years straight. LIRC
supports USB remotes and other such modern devices,
but, WinLIRC still only understands ancient serial port
devices. These days some systems don't even HAVE
serial ports, and with good reason. Who wants a serial
port if USB can do the job? I still play around with DOS
games and such and I don't have any serial port devices.

If WinLIRC is dead, at least announce it or something...

Discussion

    • assigned_to: nobody --> kmborsuk
     
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    WinLIRC isn't dead, but there isn't anyone who needs to
    implement USB support. The development will now be focused
    on IDE improvements.

    As far as for myself, I'm using a homemade receiver
    connected to a serial port.

     
    • milestone: --> USB
    • priority: 5 --> 4
     
  • Nazo
    Nazo
    2006-07-30

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    EVERYONE needs USB! All remotes made today are USB. Some
    motherboards are being made now which don't even HAVE COM
    ports... Besides, not everyone has the technical
    capabilities to build their own remote.

     
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    Sorry for not having expressed myself clearly. I meant that
    presently there aren't any developers who would have the
    knowledge and the hardware to implement this.

    If you wish to join, you're welcome. No obligation. All you
    need, besides a Microsoft Visual Studio 6.0, is an SVN
    client. Contact me if you have any further questions.

     
  • Nazo
    Nazo
    2006-07-30

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    Ok, that was unclear, I see what you mean now. And if I
    had the ability to do it myself, I wouldn't have been
    monitoring this forum in hopes of a response here.
    Instead, I'd just do it myself and submit a patch or
    whatever.

    But, one thing I wonder about. It sounds like you're
    implying the devs have to completely write it from
    scratch? Isn't the idea just to port it from Linux to
    Windows? Couldn't something like Cygwin maybe help?

     
  • Nazo
    Nazo
    2006-07-30

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    Ok, that was unclear, I see what you mean now. And if I
    had the ability to do it myself, I wouldn't have been
    monitoring this forum in hopes of a response here.
    Instead, I'd just do it myself and submit a patch or
    whatever.

    But, one thing I wonder about. It sounds like you're
    implying the devs have to completely write it from
    scratch? Isn't the idea just to port it from Linux to
    Windows? Couldn't something like Cygwin maybe help?

     
  • Ian
    Ian
    2010-05-03

    done

     
  • Ian
    Ian
    2010-05-03

    • status: open --> closed