Rasplex Alpha Major Updates

February 06, 2013

Progressing fast!

If you’re tracking our progress on our trello board, you’ll notice how fast things have been going! I’d like to particularly thank LongChair, El Massman, and Johan B for their hard work on the project. It’s hard to believe that just a week ago the GUI was thrashing all over the place, unuseable, with no playback support.

Various fixes

We now have an alpha that I consider to be fairly useable. There are still some major bugs remaining, particularly the prefere nces panel is completely unuseable. If you’d like to try it out, I updated the quick install blog post.

Added features

  • SSH user by default (user:pass is plexuser:rasplex)
  • Wicd-curses installed (must be run as root, but lets you setup wifi connects from ssh)
  • Autostart of PHT
  • Improved OMXPlayer (includes Plex DVDPlayer patches)
  • Various skin tweaks by El Massman
  • DD image size decreased from 4.6GB to 1.8GB.
  • Includes overclocking by default, so gui is much more responsive

Known issues

  • Various UI problems, particularly with backdrops not drawn (hard to read text)
  • Preference pane is by far the worst
  • On deck and recently added are temporarily removed from home screen due to inefficient processing they were doing (plans to add them back)
  • Some movies/TV shows are reported to not play properly, trying to figure out why.

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