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    OpenViX 6.2 Released!



    OpenViX 6.2 is based on the OE-Alliance-core branch 5.1.

    The easiest way to flash latest OpenVix image is to do the following:

    First:
    Download the image to your receiver's storage device
    Blue button > ViX > Image manager > Yellow (Downloads) > Select OpenViX > Select image version > Press OK
    You will see the download status

    Second:
    Once downloaded, you should still be in Image manager and the latest image should be highlighted.
    Ensure you have the correct image selected then press the Blue button (Flash)
    The new image will flash and box will reboot when completed



    You can then restore settings and plugins from OpenViX 6.1 (and earlier) series images after you have flashed the image. This will restore most things to how you had them before.

    RESTORE PROCESS WILL NOT RESTORE PLUGINS THAT ARE NOT ON THE CURRENT PLUGIN SERVER. THESE MUST BE INSTALLED MANUALLY.


    There are many guides to flash/restore. Here is another

    http://www.world-of-satellite.com/sh...p-and-Restores




    So what is different in OpenViX 6.2?
    OpenViX 6.2 builds on the success of 6.0 and aims to bring you the important things such as improved stability and bug fixes, rather than gimmicks.

    The main change from version 6.0 to version 6.2 has been to upgrade from oe-alliance-core branch 5.0 to 5.1. The OE (Open Embedded) core on which the image is built has also undergone major changes, updates and fixes, and uses the latest bitbake version. Also the enigma2 codebase has been updated to remove Python 2 backwards compatibility code that is no longer needed.

    It is now possible to display the menu as a horizontal scrolling list (requires a compatible skin, currently Magic-FHD or Simple1080).

    Contains experimental FCC (fast channel change) code for hardware that supports this (Vu+ models with FBC tuners).

    ***Password required for FTP, TELNET & SSH!*** SEE GUIDE HERE!

    • OE-A 5.1
    • Python 3.10
    • Extensive changes "under the covers" to meet python3.10 requirements.
    • Some plugins may no longer be supported (depends on source availability etc) or still may need code changes
    • Has been extensively piloted over last 5 months.


    Apart from the above users should not notice many other differences between previous OpenViX 6.0 and OpenViX 6.1 (i.e. there are not many functional differences.).

    Known Image issues
    Dreamplex - Some users in certain setup's may have issues.
    QuadPiP - file in /etc/enigma2/quadpip/ should be deleted after a restore from settings, setup recreated and a new settings backup made.
    Some users in certain setup's may have issues.

    Known Plugin/Receiver issues
    Older receivers with lower amounts of memory struggle with downloading OpenTV EPG data using Cross EPG downloader. Use a swap file in such cases.
    Some plugins may not be currently compatible with python3 or the OE-A 5.1 core, streaming plugins may also require their respective author's to add dependencies for GST 1.xx.


    Button Mappings

    Short Red** & *** - Show current channel EPG info (ViX Single EPG).
    Long Red ** & *** - Sort single EPG info when in channel list.
    Short Green** & *** - Timers.
    Long Green*** - AutoTimer Timers.
    Short Yellow*** - EPG Search.
    Long Yellow*** - Instant IMDB Database search on the current programme.
    Short Blue - Extensions.
    Long Blue*** - Plugins Menu.
    EPG - Opens ViX EPG.
    Left/Right** - Opens ViX QuickEPG.
    Left/Right** - Opens ViX QuickEPG.
    Up/Down** - Open Full Screen Channel List.
    Long Up/Down - Open PIP list on boxes that support PIP.
    TV Button** - Open Full Screen Channel List.
    Long TV Button - Open Bouquets List.
    ** Can be changed in ViX Menu
    *** Can be turned off in ViX Menu

    Special Thanks


    • Twol for the conversion to Python 3. This involved manually converting literally hundreds of Python files and associated c++ code.
    • Especially, ccs, ronand, and BeffudledBrian for their feedback and extensive testing over the last year.
    • Twol and Huevos for testing, debugging, and responding to feedback and problems.
    • Huevos for preparing the new build environment, scripts, and building the 6.2 image.
    • Huevos for setting up new feeds for picons.
    • Rytec, doglover and all the teams that host EPG feeds for EPG Importer, for their continued support.
    • All developers for their plugins used in the feeds of this image.
    • All of the ViX Beta team for their hours of testing and dedication on improving the image.
    • All those who have submitted patches/fixes
    • To all who have submitted translation work for OpenViX.
    • Huevos for his work on blindscan and ABM.
    • Peter de Jonge, abu baniaz & Huevos for their work with Andyblac to improve ABM.
    • Rob van der Does, rossi2000 and Huevos for OpenViX skins.
    • And finally, the forum sponsor, World of Satellite, for providing the hardware for testing, building and hosting OpenViX.



    Notes

    Receivers not supported in 6.2

    Due to limited resources some end of life models will not be built in version 6.2. If you want to use OpenViX with these receivers please build version 6.2 yourself. There are instructions in our enigma2 repo and we are happy to support you with this on the forum. The following is a list of the receivers supported in previous versions of OpenViX, but not supported in version 6.2:

    • Octagon SF4008
    • Edision OS mini
    • Edision OS mini+
    • Edision OS nino
    • Edision OS nino+
    • Edision OS nino pro
    • VU+ Duo
    • VU+ Uno
    • VU+ Ultimo
    • Xtrend ET-7x00
    • Xtrend ET-9x00
    • Miraclebox Premium Twin
    • Miraclebox Mini Plus
    • Miraclebox Mini Hybrid
    • Miraclebox MB-Micro
    • Miraclebox MB-Micro v2
    • Miraclebox Premium Twin Plus
    • Miraclebox MB-Premium Ultra
    • Octagon SF128
    • Octagon SF138
    • Octagon SF228
    • Technomate TM-Twin
    • Technomate TM-Nano 2 Super
    • Technomate TM-Nano 3T
    • Gigablue HD Quad
    • Golden Interstar LX3
    • Mutant HD11
    • Mutant HD1200
    • Mutant HD1500
    • Technomate TM-Single.
    • Technomate TM-Nano-OE.
    • Technomate TM-2T.
    • TM-Nano-2T.
    • Mutant 500C.
    • Octagon SF8.
    • Octagon XP1000+.
    • Gigablue SE Plus
    • Gigablue UE Plus
    • Golden Interstar LX1 & LX2
    • Media Link Ixuss Zero
    • Miraclebox Mini
    • Opticum DVBC-1
    • Spycat
    • Venton HDx
    • Xtrend ET4x00
    • Xtrend ET5000
    • Xtrend ET6x00
    • GB Solo
    • GB 800SE
    • GB 800UE
    • Mara M9
    • Venton Unibox
    • VU+ Solo




    Translations:
    If anyone is interested in doing any translation work for the plugins and the image itself, please see here


    Image Downloads.
    (Available via www.openvix.co.uk)



    Reporting Issues
    Please report any issues using these guidelines
    http://www.world-of-satellite.com/showthread.php?33155-ALL-MEMBERS-PLEASE-READ!-New-method-of-posting-in-ViX-Support-Section!



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    6.2.008 Release now available.

    • Fix PicturePlayer crashing.
    • Fix crash deleting monthly cron timer.
    • Fix streaming clients not showing in OpenWebIf Box Info.
    • Update some "os" imports.
    • Hopefully fixes an issue reported by Abu when using FBC tuner and Universal LNB with multiple loopthroughs.
    • Fix SwapManager crash.
    • More streamlining "os" imports.
    • Fix problem with OpenWebIf not fetching directory listing requests, e.g. hxxp://vuultimo4k.local/file?dir=/etc/enigma2
    • Fix ChannelSelection crash.
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    6.2.009 Release now available.
    • Downloader.py refactored because twisted.web.client.getPage, twisted.web.client.downladPage, and the associated implementation classes (HTTPPageGetter, HTTPPageDownloader, HTTPClientFactory, HTTPDownloader) have been removed because they do not segregate cookies by domain. They were deprecated in Twisted 16.7.0.This code is used by ImageManager to download remote images.
    • Fix offline decoding.
    • Py2 > Py3 tweaks
    • Serviceapp has been updated to remove all but the sigc3 calls.
    • Tweaks to MenuList/FIFOList
    • CIHelper, remove Py2 compatibility
    • ebase.cpp, remove Py2 compatibility
    • dvb.cpp, use proper ioctl defines for vtuner interface
    • messages.h, require messages to be named for easier debugging
    • Tweaks to iDVBMetaFile
    • Switch default skin to Simple_Ten_Eighty
    • dvb.cpp, further updates to ioctl defines for vtuner interface
    • Ensure style is set in eWindowStyleManager::getStyle
    • Fix IMDB lockups
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    6.2.010 Release
    • Create optional backup when doing a factory reset
    • PictureInPicture, try to play stream type 4097 as TS type 1
    • EpgListGrid, correctly display "epg/RecordEvent.png"
    • DownloadWithProgress, add exception handling
    • epgcache, fix CRID search
    • MovieList, handling for non-utf8 name encoding, step 1
    • Trashcan/file_eraser, handling for non-utf8 encoded filenames
    • eServiceReference, handle bytes
    • MovieList.py, only apply encoding to calls from MovieList class
    • menu.xml, fix User Interface menu
    • eServiceReference, silence eDebug
    • TuneTest.py: minor fixes
    • VirtualKeyboard: fix crash
    • epng.cpp: fix possible "Dereference of null pointer"
    • servicedvb.cpp: add proper return values
    • Navigation.py: streaming, retry play service
    • Trashcan.py, add more error handling
    • VLC plugin, fix data entry
    • IMBD plugin, big update
    • Restore replacing \xc2\x87 and \xc2\x86 in a couple of places
    • VirtualKeyboard, fix variables declared in wrong order
    • DiSEqCTester, tweak embedded skin
    • Trashcan erase, delete changed to delete as soon as possible
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    6.2.011 Release
    • EPG temporary crash fix for when there is junk or incorrect encoding on certain channels.
    • AutoBouquetsMaker, move user files to /etc/enigma2.
    • ScanSetup, fix combined tuner being skipped, e.g. combined tuners such as Availink AVL 6862 did not show if DVB-T was active and DVB-S was not.
    • OSCamInfo, correctly display return value from web interface.
    • MovieSelection, when deleting a directory in Trashcan - stay deleted.
    • ChannelSelection, fix addAlternativeServices.
    • Info - tuners, fix language localisation.
    • IMDB, update to read new web format.



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