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0.8.5pre3: 05/12/09
  * added support for Winbond 8769L CIR port (e.g. found on Acer
    Aspire 6530G) (Juan J. Garcia de Soria)
  * added support for FTDI FT232-based IR Receiver
  * Linux input event generation using uinput
  * standardised namespace following Linux input conventions
  * added support for Awox RF/IR Remote (Arif)
  * added support for new iMon LCD devices
  * added support for Antec-branded iMon LCD and VFD devices

0.8.4a: 10/26/08
  * fixed show-stopper bug in irrecord for drivers using MODE2

0.8.4: 10/12/08
  * added support for ITE8709 CIR port (Gregory Lardiere)
  * added pronto2lirc converter (Olavi Akerman)
  * support for include directive in lircd.conf

0.8.3: 05/04/08
  * added support for Samsung USB IR Receiver (Robert Schedel)
  * added support for Soundgraph iMON IR/LCD (Dean Harding)
  * added support for IRLink receiver (Maxim Muratov)
  * added support for VLSystem MPlay Blast (Benoit Laurent)
  * implemented SIMULATE command in irsend to simulate IR events
  * added user-space I2C driver (Adam Sampson)
  * added support for Hauppauge HVR-1300 (Jan Frey)
  * dropped support for 2.4 kernels

0.8.2: 06/09/07
  * added support for TechnoTrend USB IR receiver (Stefan Macher)
  * automatic release event generation in lircd
  * added support for Apple Mac mini USB IR Receiver (Stephen Williams)
  * added support for ADSTech USBX-707 USB IR Blaster (Jelle Foks)
  * periodically try to reopen lirc device if reading fails (probably
    because USB device has been removed)
  * added support for Creative USB IR Receiver (SB0540) (Benjamin Drung)
  * lirc_mceusb2 supports setting carrier frequency
  * added support for Asus DH remote (Brice DUBOST, Bernhard Frauendienst)
  * fixed show-stopper bug in RC-6 transmit code
  * added support for Kanam Accent (Niccolo Rigacci)
  * added support for SoundGraph iMON 2.4G DT & LT (Morten Bogeskov)

0.8.1: 01/07/07
  * added support for USB-UIRT
  * added transmitter support for new version of Windows Media Center
    transceiver (Daniel Melander)
  * added support for Iguanaworks USB IR Transceiver (Joseph Dunn)

0.8.0: 01/21/06
  * added support for Actisys Act220L(+) (Jan Roemisch)
  * added support for Linksys NSLU2 (Matthias Goebl)
  * added new program lircrcd:
    lircrcd reads the .lircrc config file and synchronises the mode
    that the LIRC clients using this config file (irexec, irxevent,
    etc.) are in. Using lircrcd has to be explicitly enabled in the
    config file by adding the following line at the beginning of the
    file: "#! lircrcd"
  * the special driver option "any" has been replaced by two new
    options: "all" and "userspace"
  * bug fixes when transmitting codes with small gap values:
    NO_HEAD_REP and RC5 work correctly again 

0.7.2: 08/14/05
  * added support for new version of Windows Media Center Remotes
   (Martin Blatter, Eric Moors)
  * added support for InnovationOne's COMMANDIR USB Transceiver (Evelyn Yeung,
    Matt Bodkin)
  * added support for Asus Digimatrix (Andrew Calkin)
  * bug fixes for Streamzap driver:
    - device stops responding in some situations
    - one pulse was dropped from output in certain situations
  * added support for Sound Blaster Extigy/Audigy 2 NX (Clemens Ladisch)
  * added support for Remotec Multimedia PC Remote BW6130 (Maik Freudenberg)

0.7.1: 04/17/05
  * added support for iMON-PAD and iMON-RSC models (Venky Raju)
  * added support for DViCO USB Remote (William Uther)
  * added support for Adaptec AVC-2410 capture card (Trev Jackson)
  * slight change to decode algorithm:
    decoding was very unreliable since release 0.6.6 for Motorola
    protocol which is mostly used by Grundig remotes
  * added support for Winfast PVR2000 TV card (Thomas Reitmayr)
  * added support for Streamzap PC remote
  * added support for Soundgraph iMON MultiMedian IR/VFD (Venky Raju)
  * added support for X10 MouseRemote RF Receiver (Geoffrey Hausheer)
  * added support for Hauppauge PVR150 (Per Jönsson)
  * 2.2.x kernels are no longer supported
  * added support for AOpen XC Cube EA65, EA65-II (Max Krasnyansky)
  * added IGNORE directive to lircmd (Steven Mueller)

0.7.0: 11/07/04
  * added userspace USB driver for ATI remotes (Michael Gold)
  * added support for Igor Cesko's USB IR receiver (Jan Hochstein)
  * added support for ELMAK PCMAK (Pawel Nowak)
  * added support for Sasem OnAir Remocon-V (Oliver Stabel)
  * if no .lircrc file is found in the user's home directory,
    /etc/lircrc is used
  * replaced get_key interface with more flexible add_to_buf method
  * added support for Windows Media Center Remotes (Dan Conti)
  * fine-tuning of lirc_sir driver available with threshold parameter:
    the default has been changed from 2 to 3 which should generate 
    correct signal values for more remotes
  * added support for alternative IR receiver circuit connected to
    soundcard input using ALSA (Andrew Zabolotny)
  * added include command to .lircrc config file (Ingo van Lil)
  * added support for Prolink Pixelview PV-BT878P+ (Rev.4C,8E)
  * added support for UIRT2 (Mikael Magnusson)
  * added support for Home Electronics Tira USB device (Gregory McLean)
  * added support for Linux input layer (Oliver Endriss, Jack Thomasson)
  * enabled lircd to optinally (compile time setting) decode buttons
    that are not included in the config file
  * added delay directive to .lircrc config file (Tobias Blomberg)
  * added support for ATI RF Remote Wonder (Paul Miller)
  * added support for I-O Data GV-BCTV5/PCI TV card (Jens C. Rasmussen)
  * added support for Creative iNFRA CDROM (Leonid Froenchenko)
  * added support for Creative BreakOut-Box (Stefan Jahn)
  * added support for Igor Cesko's receiver variation
  * added support for Ericsson mobile phone via Bluetooth (Vadim Shliakhov)
  * added support for X10 MP3 Anywhere RF receiver (Shawn Nycz)
  * added support for Creative LiveDrive (Stephen Beahm)
  * added command line options to lircd that allow running multiple
    instances of the daemon (Kir Kostuchenko)
  * added support for IR receiver connected to soundcard input,
    most parts now compile on Mac OS X/Darwin (Matthias Ringwald)
  * fixed show-stopper bug in RC-6 transmit code
  * added support for Jetway TV/Capture JW-TV878-FBK, Kworld KW-TV878RF cards
  * added support for Leadtek WinView 601 TV card
  * renamed rc tool to irsend due to name clash with another rc program
  * added support for AverMedia VDOMATE
  * added support for Flyvideo 98FM (LR50Q) / Typhoon TView TV/FM Tuner
  * added support for Asus TV-Box (Stefan Jahn)

0.6.6: 10/06/02
  * added rc tool for sending IR commands (previously included in xrc package)
  * bugfix for Winfast TV2000 card
  * added SIR support for Actisys Act200L dongle (Karl Bongers)
  * added UDP network driver for use with the IPC@Chip (Jim Paris)
  * added support for hardware connected to soundcard input (Pavel Machek)
  * added support for Tekram M230 Mach64 (Froenchenko Leonid)

0.6.5: 01/26/02
  * added support for IntelliMouse to lircmd
  * added support for ITE IT8712/IT8705 CIR port (Hans-Günter Lütke Uphues)
  * added support for Prolink PV-BT878P+9B card (Arkadiusz Miskiewicz)
  * added support for Hauppauge DVB-s card
  * more transmit bug fixes

0.6.4: 08/15/01
  * fixed bug in home-brew transmitter code (Steve Davies)
  * fixed bug in Irdeo transmit code
  * added support for FlyVideo II TV card (Alexios Chouchoulas)
  * added support for Compaq iPAQ 
  * added support for FlyVideo 98/FM TV card
  * added support for Winfast TV2000 (Juan Toledo)
  * added support for BT878 version of BestBuy Easy TV card (Miguel Angel)
  * added support for KNC ONE TV cards (Ulrich Mueller)

0.6.3: 03/10/01
  * added support for Silitek SM-1000 receiver (Krister Wicksell Eriksson)
  * added TCP/IP network support (Bryan Clingman)
  * changed behaviour of the repeat setting in .lircrc.
    Now the 1st,(n+1)th, (2n+1)th codes are forwarded to the
    application. I wonder why it ever was anything else...
  * added support for BestBuy EasyTV (Miguel A. Alvarez
  * added support for ProVideo PV951 (Bogdan Gaspar)
  * added support for Creative Infra receiver (PC-DVD remote, Stephen White)
  * major changes to the SIR driver, if you used this driver before
    you may have to generate new config files for your remotes
  * Tekram Irmate 210 support (receiving only, EXPERIMENTAL)
    range is really lousy (<10 cm) for some remotes, works best with
    RECS80 remotes due to the short pulses this protocol uses
  * Fly98 TV is now supported by the lirc_gpio module
  * renamed lirc_gpio_p module to lirc_gpio
  * added support for Technisat MediaFocus I
  * changes to transmit code in lirc_serial (read update hints for details)
  * added support for Pixelview PlayTV (bt878) card
  * moved lirc_haup to lirc_i2c
  * added support for Chronos Video Shuttle II TV card (Tonu Raitviir)
  * added startup_mode flag to .lircrc config file (Bruno Coudoin)

0.6.2: 09/10/00
  * added support for IRdeo (www.pofahl.de/irdeo.htm). Many thanks to
    Hans-Hermann Redenius for contributing a device.
  * Konrad Riedel has added support for CARACA (caraca.sourceforge.net)
  * added min_repeat option to lircd.conf
    Some remotes (e.g. Sony) send the IR codes several times if you
    press a button even though you don't hold the button down. This
    new option tells lircd how often it should send a code
    additionally to the first code. In order to send the code three
    times altogether you have to set min_repeat to 2.

0.6.1: 07/21/00
  * added support for PCTV (pro) receiver by Pinnacle Systems (Bart Alewijnse)
  * lircd now can be configured to use syslogd for log output
    Thanks to Rainer Clasen for the suggestion.
  * irexec has a --daemon option to easily start it from an init script
    Thanks to Eric Crahen for the suggestion.
  * added RC-MM support
  * added RC-6 support
  * added support for Slink-e by Nirvis Systems (Max Spring)
  * added duty_cycle option to lircd.conf
  * hardware is only initialized if clients have connected to lircd
    That way modules don't have to be loaded until they are really
    needed. Thanks to Gilles Chanteperdrix for suggestion and patches.
  * added support for the following TV cards:
    Hauppauge, AVerMedia, Fly Video 98, Pixelview PlayTV pro
  * added hardware abstraction layer for TV cards (Artur Lipowski

0.6.0: 04/02/00
  * SMP support for serial port driver
  * Milan Pikula has provided a driver for the SIR (serial infrared)
    mode of IrDA ports available in many notebooks
  * lirc_client is now a library
  * irxevent: new keyword:
     xy_Key <x_position> <y_position> [modifiers-]<key> <windowname>
  * finally added support of shift-encoded remotes to irrecord
  * got rid of lirmand, you no longer need it!
    if you update from lirc-0.5.4 you might want to modify the value
    of gap in your config file to make repeats work (or just record
    everything again)
  * added new feature to .lircrc config file:
    a program with name 'progname' will startup in mode 'progname' if
    such a mode is defined
  * now works on Alphas
  * added very simple noise filter to serial port driver
  * added TOGGLE_ACTIVATE directive to lircmd
  * renamed examples to contrib, added Debian 2.1 Slink init script
  * cleaned up lircmd.c
  * fixed bug in lirc_nextir()
  * implemented extended C escape codes in .lircrc
  * added IMPS/2 protocol to lircmd
  * fixed signal bug in lircd, lircmd
  * cleaned up parallel port driver: works great
  * reversed order of ChangeLog and renamed to NEWS
  * deleted all those nice new 0.5.4 Makefiles...
    we now do automake and autoconf (Tom Wheeley)
  * fixed memory leak in read_config()
  * read_config(): parser recognizes garbage at the end of valid lines
  * irrecord.c: 'begin','end' and names beginning with '#' are not allowed
    as button name
  * changed decoding code as last bit of pulse encoded remotes (e.g. SONY)
    can be significant
  * irrecord.c: small fix to make NO_HEAD_REP work
  * started to add support for TV cards
  * parport support for parallel port driver in 2.2.x kernels
    As I don't plan to upgrade my Linux box to 2.2.x very soon this code
    will stay untested until then.
  * lircd accepts some list commands, an example will be implemented in
    the next version of xrc; lircd sends a 'SIGHUP' string to all clients
    on SIGHUP
  * added new flag to support remote controls that also send a header
    before repeat codes

0.5.4: 02/26/99
  * fixed misbehaviour when header and repeat code is equal
  * added new flag to support AIWA remote controls correctly
  * parser is more pedantic regarding numbers
  * fixed a bug parsing flags
  * LONG_IR_CODE is now default
    There are more remote controls that send >32 bits than I thought.
  * fixed some bugs in sending code
  * minor changes to decoding code, I hope that everything else is still
  * record now can convert config files in raw mode into normal config
    These config files are much smaller and consume less memory.
    This is still experimental and will only work for space encoded remote
  * added repeat_gap to support AnimaX remote controls correctly (only
    sending is affected)
  * As there have been some changes to the decoding code, I have added some
    code to simulate any remote control as long as I have a config file
    for it.
    So now I am quite sure that everything is still working with the
    already known remote controls because I now can test it. :-)
  * merged the device driver with Ben Pfaff's driver
  * some things done by me (Karsten Scheibler)
    - added documentation
    - rewrite of the Makefiles to make installation somewhat easier
    - new directory structure
  * fixed a nasty bug in serial port device driver
  * fixed sense autodetection problem in serial device driver (thanks
    to Eric Lammerts for the patch)
  * changed the name of record program to irrecord to avoid name conflicts
  * fixed another bug in serial port device driver, we must autodetect
    sense before requesting the IRQ
  * documentation-update
  * fixed (I hope) problem with irq_handler in the serial port device driver
  * changes to the serial port device driver to support the Animax remote
    control correctly 
  * added xmode2 and irxevent-0.4.2 to the tools directory (thanks to
    Heinrich Langos)

0.5.3: 11/23/98
  * changed type of ir_code to unsigned long for faster decoding on
    32-bit architectures. Change the define in the Makefile to get the
    old setting.
  * removed some inlines to reduce code size
  * changed config file format for all application programs
    The most important new features are:
    - one config file for all lirc applications possible
      You can still have different config files.
    - toggle buttons possible
    - button sequences are supported
    - different modes available for e.g. cd, mpg, tv, etc.
  * new program: smode2

0.5.2: 10/20/98
  * This version has been done by Pablo d'Angelo and me (Chistoph)
  * (changed by pablo) changed the config-files format for every application
    in the apps directory.
    You can specify the remote within the config files. '*' are allowed as 
    wildcards for button and remote now. (beware: the config file is parsed 
    from bottom to top, in case you use button='*')
  * added ACTIVATE direcitve to lircmd config file
    There is an example config file in contrib/lircmd.conf now.
  * added some Philips remote controls (thanks to Per-Henrik Persson)
  * shift encoded remote contols now work!
  * Pablo has added config file support to lircd
    The old header files still can be used for compatibility.
    As the header files and the format of the config files might change in
    further versions (yes, it has changed again in this version) you are only
    on the safe side if you send me header/config files for your remote
    controls that are not already part of this package.
  * both lircd and lircmd will re-read their config files an SIGHUP
  * added support for "raw mode" remote controls to lircd
    The IR signals are not decoded. Instead the output of the device driver
    is just recorded and kind of pattern matching is being done to
    recognize a IR signal.
    There is a new program in apps:
    record will create a lircd config file for your remote control in raw mode
    This also will work with remote contorls that do not use a known
    protocol for sending IR signals. There might be some limitations on this
    I am not aware of at the moment, but the only problem I can think of now
    are remote controls that use a repeat bit.
    You can still record the IR signals twice for each state of the repeat bit.
    This will give you good enough results, but this is not an elegant

0.5.1: 09/05/98
  * configureable mouse daemon
  * minor bugfixes

0.5.0: 09/02/98
  * this is a complete rewrite of the daemon done by me (Christoph)
  * cleaned up the whole package
  * removed mouse stuff from daemon, somebody has to write a configureable
    mouse daemon...
  * the daemon has been rewritten in plain C,
    this should be much better to read
  * there is support for sending again
    you can download the software for sending via lirc from my homepage
    at http://fsinfo.cs.uni-sb.de/~columbus/lirc
  * the data structures for remotes have changed,
    adding new remotes should be much easier now
    at this time there is only support for my remote control
    further remote controls will be added if they are confirmed to work 
    with the new header files
  * by default the daemon writes into a logfile in /var/log/lircd
  * added irxevent for sending events to X application
    from Heinrich Langos (heinrich@null.net)

0.4.1: 06/05/98
  * The structures for the different remotes have been moved into their own
    header files, in the directory remotes.  The file remotes.h controls
    which ones get compiled in.
  * An additional remote (panasonic) thanks to Tommy Thorn
  * Some updates to the docs
  * Somes changes to make shift encoded remotes work better.  They still
    don't work right.  I don't have one of these remotes, so there isn't
    much I can do.

0.4: 02/25/98
  * Not official, done by me (Trent)
  * new mode in kernel driver, easier to use and more stable
  * Use UNIX domain socket rather than TCP socket for daemon
  * decoding is more robust
  * support for Packard Bell remotes, their repeat codes, and mouse control
  * support for my JVC and Pioneeer remotes
  * easier config file format, use names like MUTE, POWER instead of hex codes
  * new program irexec, run programs when you press buttons.
  * misc other fixes/changes
  * no transmitting stuff....

0.3: 07/21/96
  * some support for transmitting
  * cleaned up ir_remote
  * readir replaced by record

0.2: 05/15/96
  * remote recognition more flexible 
    for most remotes you only need to fill in a data table now
    see ir_remote.h and ir_remote.cc

0.1: 05/13/96
  * first release