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New Service Release

More Drivers Included, More Plugins Included.
A special driver for LCD Smartie official hardware included in this service release.

Posted by Limbo 2013-06-20 Labels: official hardware official

New Beta Available

LCD Smartie version 5.4.2.92 is available for download! You can browse the project files here: http://sourceforge.net/projects/lcdsmartie/files/ to download it!

Posted by Limbo 2011-06-08

New release is coming

After a big big period of time with no development. LCD Smartie team is working on a new release. Lot of fixes will be available in next version and some new features. Stay tuned

Posted by Limbo 2011-05-28

LCD Smartie release 5.4 available

After almost a year of Beta and Release Candidate testing, the LCD Smartie team is proud to announce the official v5.4 release. Please go to the website at http://www.lcdsmartie.org/ to get it!

Posted by Fast351 2007-01-04

LCD Smartie 5.3 rc3 available

This will be the FINAL build unless somebody reports a serious bug within 24 hours.

LCD Smartie 5.3 rc3 is available for download.

Download 5.3 rc3 NOW, and report any bugs NOW - there's still a chance of it being fixed.

Development will then start on 6.0 - but at a much slower pace. So 5.3 final will be the last release for quite a while.

Changes since LCD Smartie 5.3 rc2:
- Fixed possible problem in error reporting.
- Added missing actions/commands to UI.
- Allow easier editing of actions.
- Double clicking a command title, inserts the command.
- Add some more default RSS feeds.
- Fixed Div by Zero bug that could happen on screen 'interactions'.
- Correcly parse when last parameter of command is empty.... read more

Posted by Chris Lansley 2005-01-29

5.3 Release Candidate 2 available

LCD Smartie 5.3 rc2 is available for download. No further bug fixes are planned - read the readme.

There are only a few days left until 5.3 final is released and development on 5.3 is stopped.

Download 5.3 rc2 NOW, and report any bugs NOW - there's still a chance of it being fixed.

Development will then start on 6.0 - but at a much slower pace. So 5.3 final will be the last release for quite a while. ... read more

Posted by Chris Lansley 2005-01-27

5.3 Release Candidate 1 available (aka beta4)

LCD Smartie 5.3 rc1 (aka beta 4) is available for download. No further bug fixes are planned - read the readme.

There are only a few days left until 5.3 final is released and development on 5.3 is stopped.

Download 5.3 rc1 NOW, and report any bugs NOW - there's still a chance of it being fixed.

Development will then start on 6.0 - but at a much slower pace. So 5.3 final will be the last release for quite a while. ... read more

Posted by Chris Lansley 2005-01-23

New plugins!

- A WinAmp spectrum analyzer plugin is now available.

- The bignum, perf and menu plugins have been re-released as betas;
this was due to the low (or zero) bug counts.

- An iTunes plugin has been written by Gareth Price.

- A Sage TV plugin has been written by Anders Nolberger.

- A Meedio Plugin by Harald Wagner.

- A WinAmp title splitting plugin by Limbo.

And there are many more plugins currently in progress (including a Beyond TV plugin, a Windows Media Center plugin, and an image plugin)!... read more

Posted by Chris Lansley 2005-01-18

LCD Smartie Beta 3 available

LCD Smartie 5.3 beta 3 is available for download.

No further bug fixes are planned - read the readme.

Changes since LCD Smartie 5.3 beta 2:
- Removed the need to restart smartie when some settings are changed.
- Added options for auto starting with windows and hiding on startup.
- Fixed some scrolling bugs.
- Updated credits screen.
- Made some settings work instantly (such as the Crystalfontz
character set).
- Re-display the whole display after resuming.
- Fixed bug: Privileged instruction caused by dlportio on resume.
- Resized UI for 2 and 1 line high displays.
- Added more hints in the UI.
- Fixed slow closedown.
- Added a -config command line option, to enable different configs
to be used.
- Added a $Center command.
- Fixed bug in $Fill, it was 1 space out.
- Allow old syntax of $File and $LogFile syntax (with quotes).
- Fixed bug in $LogFile: it wouldn't work with small files.
- Increased imported plugin functions to 20 (from 10).
- Call "SmartieInit" at load time if a plugin supports it.
[excludes dotnet plugins - the default constructor will be called
instead]
- Support .Net plugins; demo code for c++.net, vb.net, & c# available.... read more

Posted by Chris Lansley 2005-01-13

LCD Smartie 5.3 beta 2 + new plugin

LCD Smartie 5.3 beta 2 is available for download.

The plugins have also been updated:
- A new plugin 'menu' is available.
- Perf is now at alpha 3.
- Big Num is now at alpha 2.

Plugin Changes:
Menu:
- initial release.
- Includes demo configs for Crystalfontz 633 and 631!
Perf:
- Fixed bug: now closing down cleanly.
- Added more bar styles - including gapless bars for
Crystalfontz displays.
- Added more parameter checking and error messages.
- Fixed errors in demo config.... read more

Posted by Chris Lansley 2005-01-03

LCD Smartie 5.3 BETA 1 + perf plugin

LCD Smartie Beta 1 is available for download.
Also available is a NEW bar-graphing plugin, perf (now at alpha 2).

It can be downloaded from
http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/lcdsmartie/smartie5.3Beta1.zip?download

Details about the perf plugin are here:
http://lcdsmartie.sourceforge.net/PerfPlugin.html

Chris.

Posted by Chris Lansley 2004-12-24

LCD Smartie Alpha 6

Changes since 5.3Alpha5:
- Crystalfontz: Experimental support for 631 & 633 displays; includes
keypad support.
- Crystalfontz: new option, state if your display has a v1 or v2
cgrom. [Reduces wrongly mapped characters].
- Rewritten serial code.
- Fixed bug: Actions weren't being saved.
- Fixed bug: Multiple presses of keys were being ignored.
- Fixed bug: hanged when variable use had syntax error.
- Improved: parameter checking of variables.
- Fixed bug: Couldn't connect to some USB Palms.

Posted by Chris Lansley 2004-12-15

5.3 Alpha 4

Alpha 4 is available for download.
Changes since alpha 3 are:
- Fixed bug [1073921] Exception: Range Check (Rss)
- Removed limit on the number of Rss feeds.
- Fixed unwanted scrolling on Crystalfontz displays.
- Fixed bug: duplicated USB Palm entries in COMport list.
- Fixed bug: [1073684] Exception: Range check error (cpuspeed)
- Fixed bug: asked for disk to be inserted when checking free space
of a removable drive.
- Changed format of $UpTimes (from '12:34:56' to '12h 34m 56s'. Once
days appear it becomes '1d 3h 45m', etc).
- Fixed bug: Uptimes wrapped every 7 days.
- Extended uptime to work over 49.7 days.

Posted by Chris Lansley 2004-11-30

5.3 Alpha 3

Alpha 3 is available for download.
Changes since alpha 2 are:

5.3Alpha3
- Actions moved from action.cfg to config.ini.
- Fixed bug where some Crystalfontz display weren't working.
- Fixed bug [1069517] Total downloaded limit at 4gb.
- Fixed bug [1071793] Exception: Cannot focus a disabled or
invisible window.
- Fixed bug [1070868] Minimise whilst in setup is broken.
- Added config option to improve contrast fade; MinFadeContrast -
this defines the lowest point of the fade. LCDs often go blank
long before a contrast of 0 is reached and the fade can appear to
be doing nothing.
- Support more USB Palms - needs PalmOrb 1.1a2 or above.

Posted by Chris Lansley 2004-11-26

LCD Smartie 5.3 Alpha 1

The first public alpha release of LCD Smartie 5.3 is available for download.

This is the first open-source release.

Posted by Chris Lansley 2004-11-20

LCD Smartie website moved to SF.net

BasieP kindly gave a rar file containing the whole of the LCD Smartie website, this has now been uploaded to our SF.net webspace.

Posted by Chris Lansley 2004-10-29

LCD Smartie source uploaded.

BasieP has kindly released his LCD Smartie source code as open-source! It's now in CVS.

It's written in Delphi.

Posted by Chris Lansley 2004-10-25

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