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We are back again with a newer release of JTVOS, Cineca free interactive digital television middleware based on the
GPL Sun java virtual machine PhoneMe https://phoneme.dev.java.net/.
Here there are some screenshots of this middleware in action on a retail Linux based STB, DgStation Cubecafe 250S:
Here you can get some more info and the complete source code tarball:
The source package is a big file, 300MB, but you won't need to download from others source code repository to build all of it. The tarball includes even the gcc power pc cross compiler source code :-)
If you flash a STB with this soft, at next restart, the box will get a dhcp address and will answer at telnet and ftp (user root, pwd relook) you can also login from the serial port. After the boot you will see a splash screen and the java menu where you can choose network configuration to learn the ip address got from the dhcp server using the remote control. see here for details:
The navigator java application uses a SQL database with preselected some test frequencies from hotbird, astra and eurobird so, if you have a working dish pointed to 13 degree or 19.2 degree, you can search for services and then zap between them.
The source code of the navigator is, of course, a good starting point to learn how to use jtvos API. Properly formatted docs will follow!
actually Jtvos is running on a power pc based system on chip.
it should not be too difficult to port it on a different platform IF there's already a port of the underlying java phoneme advanced virtual machine.
if this Nexperia STB is based on a MIPS architecture, as they say, you should have some hope! here they say that at least phoneme advanced MR1 is already supported:
but i know there are many different MIPS flavours.. so your mileage may vary.
try to check now if the MIPS port of this phoneme advanced MR2 is ok or less then complete.
then, i believe, we are going to release an improved version later this month of JTVOS so you could get up from there and get the graphical application manager from there.
BTW this nexperia board seems very DVB related (ts routing on board and descrambling..) but i didn't see it inside italian STB. is this a design already present on the market or something coming soon?
it seems just a standard def. design, so it would not make such a big splash, if announced these days..