[vdr] [ANNOUNCE] VDR developer version 1.7.27

Klaus Schmidinger Klaus.Schmidinger at tvdr.de
Sun Mar 25 13:45:52 CEST 2012

VDR developer version 1.7.27 is now available at


A 'diff' against the previous version is available at


MD5 checksums:

bfeaa79a9e55144bca2b69139c45f1bb  vdr-1.7.27.tar.bz2
b23344be51d3e2c2d96cc2dd4e8e564e  vdr-1.7.26-1.7.27.diff


This is a *developer* version. Even though *I* use it in my productive
environment. I strongly recommend that you only use it under controlled
conditions and for testing and debugging.

The changes since version 1.7.26:

- Updated the Finnish OSD texts (thanks to Rolf Ahrenberg).
- Changed the Green button in the "Edit timer" menu from "Once" to "Single"
   (suggested by Rolf Ahrenberg).
- Fixed some typos in HISTORY and CONTRIBUTORS (thanks to Ville Skyttä).
- The channel name column in the "What's on now/next" menu now adjusts its width
   to display the full short name of each channel (suggested by Dominic Evans).
- Dropped the meanwhile obsolete script 'i18n-to-gettext'.
- Removed the obsolete function cPlugin::RegisterI18n().
- Removed the obsolete typedef tI18nPhrase.
- Adapted menu column widths of 'skincurses' to the wider HD OSD sizes.
- Deactivated definition of __RECORDING_H_DEPRECATED_DIRECT_MEMBER_ACCESS (recording.h)
   and LEGACY_CRECEIVER (receiver.h) to trigger an error for any plugin that still
   uses the respective code. You can reactivate these to quickly make your plugin
   compile again, but beware that these code parts will be removed in one of the next
- Made the "overloaded-virtual" warning an error to detect hidden overloaded
   virtual functions (thanks to Anssi Hannula for pointing out -Werror=...).
   Plugin authors may want to change -Woverloaded-virtual to -Werror=overloaded-virtual
   in their Makefiles.
- Updated the Estonian OSD texts (thanks to Arthur Konovalov).
- Improved fast forwarding to the end of a timeshift recording.
- The new function cDevice::DeviceName() returns a string identifying the name of
   the given device.
- When toggling a timer between "Single" and "Repeating", the previous setting is now
   retained in case the user toggles back to the original value.
- When estimating the remaining disk space (in hours), the average data rate of all
   existing recordings is now taken into account. If this value can't be determined,
   the previous value of 25.75 MB/min is taken.
- No longer using GetFont() (which is not thread safe) in the 'osddemo' plugin.
- No longer using GetFont() (which is not thread safe) in cSubtitleRegion::UpdateTextData().
- Fixed a memory leak in cSubtitleRegion::UpdateTextData().
- Moved setting LC_NUMERIC further up to make sure any floating point numbers use a
   decimal point (suggested by Tobias Grimm).
- Added missing channel locking to cEIT.
- Fixed reduced bpp support for DVB subtitles (thanks to Rolf Ahrenberg).
- Updated the Italian OSD texts (thanks to Diego Pierotto).
- Reverted some improvements to Make.config.template (thanks to Christian Ruppert).
- Fixed handling IDLEPRIORITY in cDvbDevice::ProvidesChannel() (thanks to Frank

Have fun!


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