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Known Developer Issues in new 2.6 software

Fri May 28, 2010 12:03 pm

Hi Everyone,

As reported elsewhere, we are starting to roll out the 2.6 software (featuring the new Netflix "grid" UI). There is a known issue in this build that affects developers that I want you to know about:

  • In some circumstances, there may be a problem when sideloading your application (ie uploading the zip to the developer web page). In one of the configurations, simply trying again will result in success. In another configuration, which we're still characterizing, it may require a reboot or reset to factory defaults to correct. We should have a fix for both of these released within 2 weeks (but probably much sooner)

Sorry for the inconvenience,

Patrick
 
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Re: Known Developer Issues in new 2.6 software

Mon May 31, 2010 2:27 pm

Patrick; any chance that you could also post notices to this forum as well as the general forum regarding firmware updates? I wasn't aware there was a period that we could update our units manually with this update.
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Re: Known Developer Issues in new 2.6 software

Mon May 31, 2010 3:23 pm

Also when will developers get the update? Is there a new SDK?
 
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Re: Known Developer Issues in new 2.6 software

Tue Jun 01, 2010 10:30 am

There is a new SDK as part of 2.6, we'll be updating the documentation and examples, along with announcing the developer contest in the next couple of weeks. For future firmware rollouts, I'll see about improving the process so that developers get the software prior to the official, mass market, release.
 
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Re: Known Developer Issues in new 2.6 software

Wed Jun 02, 2010 4:28 pm

Patrick,
I seem to be stuck in the second group (can not load applications even after multiple tries). If it helps I did not observe this behavior until I uploaded a different application (I think). Am I understanding correctly that at this stage the only recourse is to do a factory reset of my box? I did a reboot by pulling the plug, but I still can lot load applications.

-Mark
 
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Re: Known Developer Issues in new 2.6 software

Wed Jun 02, 2010 4:30 pm

Try removing your application, and then reinstalling it.

--Kevin
 
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Re: Known Developer Issues in new 2.6 software

Wed Jun 02, 2010 4:39 pm

Kevin,
Thanks. I've tried that repeatedly with no success. Just to confirm, using the 'delete' button from the players web page is what you meant. Also, I don't know if it makes a difference, but I always install using the supplied makefiles and not via the web page.

-Mark
 
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Re: Known Developer Issues in new 2.6 software

Fri Jun 04, 2010 12:38 am

RokuPatrick wrote:
There is a new SDK as part of 2.6, we'll be updating the documentation and examples, along with announcing the developer contest in the next couple of weeks. For future firmware rollouts, I'll see about improving the process so that developers get the software prior to the official, mass market, release.


That would certainly help, Patrick. I just updated my box to the new software (with the new UI Netflix) and it seems to be breaking my channel. An early warning would have been helpful as (judging from the debug info my code is showing) it seems there have been some changes to the SDK.
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Re: Known Developer Issues in new 2.6 software

Fri Jun 04, 2010 3:01 pm

Brian, out of curiosity what about the new release broke your channel? I already mentioned in another thread how the channel is killed without any chance to do any kind of clean-up or any chance to save any state when the user presses the Home button on the remote. I wouldn't say that broke my app, but it didn't help it. Is there something else I should be looking out for?

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Re: Known Developer Issues in new 2.6 software

Sat Jun 05, 2010 12:34 pm

pandora screen saver does not change with each song like it did before update. is this a glitch?
 
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Re: Known Developer Issues in new 2.6 software

Sun Jun 06, 2010 12:37 pm

Yes. This is a firmware glitch. Urls were hashing to the same value in the image cache, so the first image downloaded always looked like a match.

We have fixed this issue, but the patch has not been rolled out yet.

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Re: Known Developer Issues in new 2.6 software

Sun Jun 06, 2010 2:31 pm

thanks again. i look forward to the patch and greatly appreciate your response.

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