[vdr] [ANNOUNCE] vdr-epgsearch-0.9.7

cwieninger at gmx.de cwieninger at gmx.de
Sun Sep 4 13:29:05 CEST 2005


here's a new release of the epgsearch plugin. A bit early this time, but there were two 
bugs, that had to be fixed.

You can find it here:


wget: http://people.freenet.de/cwieninger/vdr-epgsearch-0.9.7.tgz

2005-09-04: Version 0.9.7
- changes in the events summary now also trigger a timer update
- fixed a memory leak in search timers with regular expressions,
  thanks to TomG at vdrportal
- fixed channel name display in color buttons when a channel separator
  exists, thanks to viking at vdrportal

What is it about?

EPG-Search can be used as a replacement for the default schedules
menu entry. It looks like the standard schedules menu, but adds some
additional functions:

- Commands for EPG entries with 5 built-in commands like 'show repeats',
  'create search'. One can add own commands for other needs, like adding a
  VDRAdmin auto-timer.

- Add up to 4 user-defined times to 'now' and 'next'

- Searching the EPG: Create reusable queries, which can also be used
  as 'search timers'.

- Search timers: Search for broadcasts in the background and add a
  timer if one matches (similar to VDRAdmin's auto-timers) or simply
  make an annoucement about it via OSD

- Progress bar in 'What's on now' and 'What's on next'

- Shift the time displayed by keypress, e.g. 'What's on now' + 30 minutes

- Start menu can be setup between 'Schedule' or 'What's on now'

- background check for timer conflicts (requires a recent timeline plugin)

- detailed epg menu (summary) allows jumping to the next/previous

- support for extended EPG info for search timers

Works only for vdr-1.3.x (x>=7). Tested on 1.3.10 to 1.3.30.
Parts of the sources are based on the repeating-EPG patch 
from Gerhard Steiner, who gave me the permission to use them 
(thanks for his work!).

Best regards,

Christian Wieninger

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