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[Bug 432678] Re: Please update LIRC to 0.8.6


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  Please update LIRC to 0.8.6

Status in “linux” package in Ubuntu:
  Fix Released
Status in “lirc” package in Ubuntu:
  Fix Released
Status in “linux” source package in Karmic:
  Fix Released
Status in “lirc” source package in Karmic:
  Fix Released
Status in “lirc” package in Debian:
  Fix Released

Bug description:
  Binary package hint: lirc

  I have a bzr branch with an updated lirc for 0.8.6 here:

  And a PPA here:

  I would like this considered for a FeatureFreeze exception to Karmic.
  This release fixed NUMEROUS issues with the iMON drivers along with
  other issues.  I've been promoting my PPA for over a month now with
  very good feedback.

  This package also cleans up the debian directory structure a lot,
  making support of new releases in the future much easier.  It builds
  cleanly/installs/and upgrades.

  NOTE:  Kernel updates to the LIRC modules will also be required to
  include this in Karmic, but I think it's well worth it for the vast
  improvement in HTPC user experience.

  Changelog from 0.8.6:
  0.8.6: 09/13/09
    * added support for ENE KB3926 revision B/C/D (ENE0100) CIR port
      (found on some notebooks, e.g: Acer Aspire 5720G, HP Pavilion dv5)
      (Maxim Levitsky)
    * merged 1st-gen mceusb device support into lirc_mceusb2,
      renamed lirc_mceusb2 to lirc_mceusb
    * added support for putting iMON receviers into MCE/RC6 mode
    * added input subsystem mouse device support to iMON driver
    * improved iMON driver to handle dual-interface iMON devices
      via a single lirc device, reducing configuration complexity
    * added support for more iMON devices, including proper support
      for touchscreen iMON devices (Rene Harder)
    * improved iMON driver including touchscreen support
    * Linux input support added to lircmd
    * added support for IT8720 CIR port
    * moved default lircd, lircmd and lircrcd config file locations to
      /etc/lirc/lircd.conf, /etc/lirc/lircmd.conf and /etc/lirc/lircrc
    * moved lircd socket from /dev/lircd to /var/run/lirc/lircd
    * moved default pid file location from /var/run/lircd.pid to
    * added support for XMP protocol

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