[Inx] Snapshot INX 'Unstable' iso on the server

Peter Garrett inx-one at optusnet.com.au
Sat Nov 15 09:46:48 PST 2008


 A "Snapshot" iso is now on the main server. This is the first of the
"unstable" ISOs. The inx-unstable.iso will always be "inx-unstable.iso",
and previous versions will be deleted from the server as new ones are
uploaded, otherwise we just end up with a whole bunch of ISO files and
use more and more space on the server ;)

There will be a "date" file in the directory, which will be updated for
each upload, so you might want to write the date on your CD.


**** New Stuff ***

* Defaults to 1024x768 resolution at vga=791
* If you boot the CD on a laptop, it should not turn numlock on by
  default. It should turn it on for desktop computers.
* Incorporated a 'Keyboard and Console Configuration' item in the
  'Tools' menu - if you use a non-US type keyboard you should now be
  able to configure it. Just hit "8" in the main menu, then "4" in
  Tools. To continue you hit "1" for yes, so it's all numbers in case a
  particular keyboard maps letters differently.
* The "Random Radio" and "Radio" menus now use a new "Player"
   interface. The search on Shoutcast via Plait now pops up a cleared
   screen with the new interface. Mplayer is now in the "foreground"
   while playing either from the fixed choices or the search results.
   Elinks no longer pops up the local page for Shoutcast results since
   the information should appear while playing.
* "Playinx" now uses a similar interface, so if you click a stream link
   in elinks it should offer to open it either in mocp or playinx. You
   can test the video function of this by playing one of the Ogg videos

   http://inx.maincontent.net/video.html  (around 13 MB each)

  Elinks should offer to play it in Playinx, but it will download it
  first - these are not true streams. With the now higher resolution
  these video should now play in INX. Previously, they were just
  a fraction too large for the 800x600 default screen.

  Don't bother trying this in the graphical browser (links2 -g,
  xlinks2). It runs on directfb and takes over the tty, so, ironically
  elinks is a better choice for on-line multimedia.

  Elinks is now mouse-aware anyway, and will happily show
  pictures in fbi or offer an option for music or video on link click.
  AAC format playlists from Shoutcast are an issue because the mime-type
  is the same as for mp3 .pls files, but MOC can't handle AAC. You can
  manually specify playinx '%' in the dialogue box, but it's a bit of a
  pain really...

Something(s) is/are sure to be broken, so please test and report on


"INX Is Not X" Live CD based on Ubuntu 8.04 : http://inx.maincontent.net
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