Features/BetterLIRCSupport

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Better LIRC support

Summary

Owner

  • Name: BastienNocera

Current status

  • Targeted release: Fedora 10
  • Last updated: 15 May 2008
  • Percentage of completion: 10%

The biggest of the three patches required to lircd was accepted upstream, and is now included in the lirc package in rawhide. Work is on-going upstream on the gnome-lirc-properties Fedora-specific patches.

Detailed Description

Currently setting up LIRC remote controls requires a lot of editing, by hand, with little or no hand-holding. It should be possible to use an infra-red remote control without needing to use a terminal, or edit text files by hand.

Benefit to Fedora

Easier to use.

Scope

Will require changes to lirc, as well as inclusion of gnome-lirc-properties. We might also need to modify some applications to be setup out of the box.

Test Plan

Using a supported remote control, we should be able to control Totem or Rhythmbox without needing access to a terminal.

User Experience

Easier to use!

Dependencies

Contingency Plan

This feature does not affect any other parts of the system, so no contingency plans are required.

Documentation

Release Notes