View Full Version : Jorm's RSS Plugin is available

2004-08-20, 09:31 PM
The first cut of Jorm's RSS Plugin now available on the plugins page. http://www.gbpvr.com/plugins.html

2004-08-20, 10:29 PM
I looks very nice!

If only CNN and BBC would put as much information as SlashDot in their feeds I actually think I could live without tele-text on my tv http://gbpvr.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif

2004-08-21, 02:16 PM

well done mate.


2004-08-21, 05:38 PM
Quote[/b] ]well done mate
Yes, I'd have to agree.

He's been quite prolific, I've got two more of his plugins in my inbox that I still need to look at.

2004-08-21, 05:46 PM
He's going to put some of us to shame http://gbpvr.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif

2004-08-21, 07:12 PM
that's nice: in the time i develop one plugin, jorm creates three!! respect http://gbpvr.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif

2004-08-21, 07:14 PM
I do not know about that. But I have had some free time last week and it was an excuse to do some C sharp stuff. Work has been slow.

The other two plugins that sub is refering too.

One is an address book, but easily can be modified for any collection including receipes etc..

The second comes with an active x application. The active x application is used to organize your dvd's. The plugin that works with it is used to pull in that list and display categories, dvd's in that category if you click on the dvd it fetches the info from imdb and presents it to you including information on who if anyone has borrowed the movie.

The activex application was going to be shareware but I figured that was too much work. So I made it free.

Any other ideas for plugins please post. I am still considering doing the movie theater plugin.

2004-08-22, 06:22 AM
I've had to work this weekend so havn't had time to look at the other plugins yet, but I'll promise I'll get to it as soon as I can.

2004-08-24, 03:35 PM
Quote[/b] (Guest @ Aug. 21 2004,15:14)]Any other ideas for plugins please post. I am still considering doing the movie theater plugin.
I was thinking of working on an X10 plugin but I am still behind the curve in .NET, so I thought I would throw it out there.
A full two-way monitor and control screen of the devices in your house with option for image background. MVP compatable of course.
Serial Adapter code is out there, but the new USB Adapter would be nice for newer hardware.
Would anyone else have a need for this? http://gbpvr.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif

2004-08-26, 02:16 AM
I would be interested in the X10 plug in
I've got a few X10 devices that I've used for years by manual remote

Even though I've got the serial controller (CM11a) I haven't made the move to a full controller based system.

I'd like to see one that implemented time based actions and actions triggered when it sees certain commands send from other devices.

For example, I'd like to see a programmed action occur when a device on command is sent from my outside spotlight/motion detector.

A scripting language would be real nice


2004-08-26, 08:43 PM
Ok, the CM11a would probably be supported first.
I could see the need for a dedicated server/service application to handle the time based actions and the triggered action since the plug-in would not always be active in GB-PVR. So then the plug-in would be connecting to this other application for status and control but still keep it simple for remote only MVPís.
The scripting language is possible; I have done it before in other projects.
So I should get working on it. I donít have any time-frame on this yet but as soon as I start to see something usable Iíll be sure to update everyone.

2004-08-26, 08:47 PM
Quote[/b] ]So I should get working on it. I donít have any time-frame on this yet but as soon as I start to see something usable Iíll be sure to update everyone.
Sounds good. I'm sure a few users would be pleased to see this type of plugin.

I agree with your assessment that the plugin should probably communicate with another process to manage things. This seems like a tidy way to do it.

2004-08-27, 01:00 PM
Might be handy for this plugin to be able to put text on the live/playback tv screen as well when some event happens like a motion sensor going off, or the water tank leaking. Hint hint sub ;)

2004-08-28, 02:55 PM
I have written a "Home Control" plugin for GB-PVR that interfaces GB-PVR to a home control package called Premise Home Control System. Here is a link to their site:


It is a full blown Home Automation software package. It was originally developed by a company called Lantronix, but a few months ago, Lantronix sold the Premise part of the company to Motorola. The software costs around $200 US for a personal edition, but there is a trial version available if anyone would like to try it out. The CM-11A is supported.

My plugin is a very simple interface because I wanted it to run from the MVP client. My idea is to have multiple MVPs around the house doing the normal GB-PVR functions plus having the ability to control house functions, such as lights, sprinkler system, security, HVAC, ... all from the MVP. I would happy to give a copy of the source(VB.NET) to anyone who would like to use it. But, it requires the Premise software in order to do anything.


2004-08-30, 06:09 PM
Bryan, I would be interested in the source code. I will download the Premise demo to study the code and pull some ideas for the server app from Premiseís software. I will use get ideas from other X10 programs also so I donít create copy-write issues. Your code will save me time on interface development if I only need to change the communications pieces.

PM me if you are interested,

2004-11-23, 07:21 AM
Now, you can get an RSS feed from the wiki site. Just add "?action=rss" to the end of any page you would like to have.
http://..../AllRecentChanges?action=rss (http://www.bladerhq.com/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/AllRecentChanges?action=rss)

to get a feed of all changes.

2004-11-25, 01:05 AM
I get the following error when trying to view the feed in GB-PVR:

"Error: This is a DTD declaration outside of a DTD. Line2, position 3."

2004-11-25, 01:16 AM
I will take a look at it.

2004-11-25, 11:54 AM
The only difference between this rss feed and the others is that this specifies a dtd. On Monday I will modify the RSS plugin to ignore the dtd.

2006-02-27, 09:49 PM
Jorm could you update the RSS plugin to return an icon to GBPVR, so it shows up an icon in menus with icons in the buttons.
I made a skin called SharperEdge with a main menu with icons, but the RSS plugin does not show an icon.
I like the RSS plugin and use it, so I would be thankful if you would.' update it