In computing, a patch is a software update meant to fix problems with a computer program. This can range from fixing bugs to replacing graphics to improving the usability or performance of a previous version. The term probably originates from the Unix patch command by Larry Wall. Though patches are meant to fix problems, sometimes patches introduce new ones.
After bringing in the patch the program has to be recompiled.
Patches for VDR
For VDR several patches exists. But these are not bug fixing patches, instead they improve or alter some behavier of VDR.
Here is a uncomplete list of patches
|Plugin||Description||Maintainer (Please avoid nicknames!)|
|ac3overdvb||Enables the digital out of the DVB card|
|audiochannelselect||Switch between different audio channels|
|easyinput||Simplified text input|
|enaio||Rename recordings and length of recordings|
|jumpplay||Jump between cutting marks||Torsten Kunkel|
|lnbsharing||Share one satellite cable between two cards|
|memorynoepgcxflags||Disables the EPG scan (4MB cards only)|
|mdklirc||For LIRC Mandrake 9.1 RPMs|
|noepg||Disables EPG data for external sources||Torsten Kunkel|
|nrkbd||Improved text input|
|settime||Enables VDR to set the time without root rights|
|submenu||Submenus for the commands menu|
|svdrprename||Rename recordings via SVDRP|
|wareagleicon||Some icons for a nicer look||Torsten Kunkel|