May contain traces of nut
Anyone wishing to "ignore" my posts is welcome to... but as I have authored a significant proportion of the reference material on this forum, over 10% of the posts, and even quotes from my posts will become invisible if ignored, this would lose access to important details and make threads difficult to follow.If you want to ignore someone then try clicking on Members in top menu bar, find the member and in their profile click "ignore".
On the other hand, my equilibrium will no doubt improve enormously if I click "ignore" on Stardust.
I realise Stardust finds the nature of my guidance objectionable, but that seems to me the pot calling the kettle black. Here is somebody very happy to make use of the generous voluntary contributions of others, but complains about the lack of facilities for those unwilling to equip themselves appropriately to make best use of it. This is looking a gift horse in the mouth. I'm sorry, I see it as a two-way deal. It's like wanting to watch recordings but not being prepared to invest in a TV, or having a car but not putting petrol in it.
Stardust has had to make use of IT facilities to install and configure the CF in the first place – what gave him the idea he would then be able to carry on without IT?
From my Custom Firmware Quick Start Guide:
The Custom Firmware does not interfere with the normal day-to-day operation of the HD/HDR-FOX, and you will see no difference to the user interface on the TV screen (other than the custom TV portal, which is an optional install). Except under very specific circumstances, all interaction with the Custom Firmware (where necessary) is by way of the web browser interface and your PC (or other computing device).
I have no objection to somebody doing Stardust a favour and coming up with something to satisfy his request (albeit with an extremely limited audience); I think I would object to somebody doing that for money; and I would have preferred Stardust to have been much less vociferous (with implications of negligence to a duty of care) and more humble in making the request. He has no idea how all this works, how easy or difficult it would be, and too little experience on the forum to understand the dynamics of this completely voluntary project (providing documentation and support is just as much a contribution, and almost as vital, as creating code – and although it might sound like it, I don't just mean me).
We have no duty of care (beyond reasonable measures to ensure any software is not actually harmful): anyone using the Custom Firmware and associated software does so entirely of their own volition, at their own risk, and with their own responsibility to ensure they are sufficiently aware of the implications. If it doesn't do what they want, they always have the option not to use it and accept what Humax designed in off-the-shelf, as purchased.
Users of the custom firmware and software packages must please note that, although there are a great many satisfied users and the risks are very low, NO WARRANTY IS ACCEPTED OR IMPLIED and anyone installing it must do so AT YOUR OWN RISK.