[vdr] [ANNOUNCE] VDR developer version 1.7.41

Klaus Schmidinger Klaus.Schmidinger at tvdr.de
Sat Mar 16 11:58:59 CET 2013

VDR developer version 1.7.41 is now available at


A 'diff' against the previous version is available at


MD5 checksums:

c7928bff45fa1c0e6dadf2c0a5adf94b  vdr-1.7.41.tar.bz2
d20f62005288f54bb4596e1e091419ac  vdr-1.7.40-1.7.41.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.

Approaching version 2.0.0:

If there are no more serious bug reports, the final version 2.0.0 of VDR
shall be released on March 31, 2013.
So please test this developer version intensely and report any problems
you might encounter as soon as possible.

The following language files still have the given number of untranslated texts:

da_DK.po: 134
el_GR.po: 197
hr_HR.po: 134
lt_LT.po: 1
nn_NO.po: 262
pt_PT.po: 28
sl_SI.po: 1
sr_SR.po: 80
tr_TR.po: 134

If nobody takes care of these, they will remain untranslated in version 2.0.0.

The changes since version 1.7.40:

- Updated the Hungarian OSD texts (thanks to István Füley).
- Updated the Russian OSD texts (thanks to Oleg Roitburd).
- Updated the Polish OSD texts (thanks to Marek Nazarko).
- Fixed using PATH_MAX and NAME_MAX (+/-1 because the first one includes the
   terminating 0, while the latter doesn't).
- The 'plugins' target of the VDR Makefile now also copies files matching the wildcard
   "lib$$i-*.so" (previously only "libvdr-*.so") and also descends into subdirectories
   of the plugin source.
- The parameters PATH and NAME to the --dirnames command line option may now be left
   empty to use the default values if only ENC shall be set (thanks to Helmut Auer for
   some improvements to this change).
- Fixed a possible "Channel not available" if a recording starts on a system with
   bonded devices (thanks to Siegfried Bosch).
- Fixed stopping an ongoing recording on a system with bonded devices, if a timer with
   a higher priority requires a different band.
- Updated the introductory text of the vdr.1 man page.
- Added a note to the INSTALL file regarding multiple disk setup becoming deprecated
   in a future version of VDR.
- When switching to a less privileged user id, VDR now sets the environment variables
   HOME, USER, LOGNAME and SHELL accordingly (thanks to Manuel Reimer).
- Updated the help and man page entry about the location of the epg.data file (thanks
   to Ville Skyttä).
- Fixed creating a new VPS timer with the SVDRP command NEWT (thanks to Johann

Have fun!


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