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Re: 5.4 stops development.

"RokuJoel" wrote:
bug filed.

- Joel


Thanks Joel.
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Re: 5.4 stops development.

Endless - have been exiting the channel before side-loading and it seems to be working, so thanks for that tip. Can't use Eclipse so its a few more button pushes each time but it sure beats rebooting.
Kinetics Screensavers
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Re: 5.4 stops development.

If you aren't using any 4.x+ features for your channel, you could develop on an original roku box with 3.1 firmware to speed it along. Smiley Wink
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Re: 5.4 stops development.

"squirreltown" wrote:
Endless - have been exiting the channel before side-loading and it seems to be working, so thanks for that tip. Can't use Eclipse so its a few more button pushes each time but it sure beats rebooting.

Just insert this in the beginning of your build script
# wake up/interrupt Roku
curl -d '' http://$ROKU_DEV_TARGET:8060/keypress/Home
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Re: 5.4 stops development.

"EnTerr" wrote:
"squirreltown" wrote:
Endless - have been exiting the channel before side-loading and it seems to be working, so thanks for that tip. Can't use Eclipse so its a few more button pushes each time but it sure beats rebooting.

Just insert this in the beginning of your build script
# wake up/interrupt Roku
curl -d '' http://$ROKU_DEV_TARGET:8060/keypress/Home

I'd stick two in there, just in case you've left it long enough for the screensaver to kick in.
My Channels: http://roku.permanence.com - Twitter: @TheEndlessDev
Instant Watch Browser (NetflixIWB), Aquarium Screensaver (AQUARIUM), Clever Clocks Screensaver (CLEVERCLOCKS), iTunes Podcasts (ITPC), My Channels (MYCHANNELS)
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Re: 5.4 stops development.

Hey thank you both but i don't use a script, just right click and zip the folders manually. I have made some ECP applescripts (am on mac) and thought about doing that but it's really not a burden, normally all over automation but for some reason that process has never bugged me enough.
Kinetics Screensavers
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Re: 5.4 stops development.

"RokuJoel" wrote:
bug filed.

- Joel

The posts in this thread seem to refer to the 5.4.3358 firmware. I seem to be encountering the same problem with the 5.5/410 firmware. Has the previous bug been fixed yet, or is my problem a new one?

I decided to develop a screensaver based on an roScreen component a couple of days ago. This is my first experience with either of those concepts, so I was expecting a few hiccups along the way. I noticed that every time I tried to side-load my development channel when the roScreen code was running, my Roku froze, the side-load operation (using curl) timed out, and none of the remote keys had any effect. The only thing I could do was unplug the Roku and re-boot it. I did not have this problem when running the same code on the 3.1 firmware.

A couple of dozen re-boots later I came upon this thread. I can work around the problem by exiting the channel before doing another side-load, and I got the screensaver finished, so I'm not overly concerned about it any more, just thought I'd let you know it looked like the problem (or a similar one) was still out there.
https://github.com/belltown/
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