Better LIRC support
- Name: BastienNocera
- Targeted release: Fedora 10
- Last updated: 30 June 2008
- Percentage of completion: 30%
All the required lirc patches are now in lirc upstream and in rawhide. Work is on-going upstream on the gnome-lirc-properties Fedora-specific patches, as well as upstream blocker bugs.
More changes will be necessary to allow applications to provide some sensible default keybindings.
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.
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.
Using a supported remote control, we should be able to control Totem or Rhythmbox without needing access to a terminal.
Easier to use!
- lirc patches for the Fedora package
- gnome-lirc-properties package review
- gnome-lirc-properties Fedora specific patches
This feature does not affect any other parts of the system, so no contingency plans are required.