Getting involved with Ubuntu TV

Registered by Michael Hall on 2012-04-19

Identify ways to involve community in the design and implementation of the Ubuntu TV project

Blueprint information

Status:
Not started
Approver:
Jono Bacon
Priority:
Undefined
Drafter:
None
Direction:
Needs approval
Assignee:
None
Definition:
Approved
Series goal:
Accepted for quantal
Implementation:
Unknown
Milestone target:
None

Sprints

Whiteboard

Areas of involvement:
Port all Unity 2D TV code into Unity 3D and nux.
Develop lenses / scopes which would be appropriate for a TV
Working on new apps or porting apps that would work well on TV, making them available on Software center.

Things needed:
Documentation on how to get Ubuntu TV build and running in a test environment
Feature branch and PPA
Qt/Nux compare and contrast
Target screen resolutions (1080p & 720p, etc)
Why overscan sucks:- http://hd.engadget.com/2010/05/27/hd-101-overscan-and-why-all-tvs-do-it/
Identify key people in Canonical for different porting components
Identify a smaller list of specific tasks

Things wanted:
API for controlling the TV over the local network
Quickly template for TV-targetted apps and scopes
Apps for Ubuntu TV need to be easily navigable using arrow keys (eg: TV remote)
Integration with on-screen keyboard in the UI
OnBoard?
TV HIG
Example TV Apps
Quickly getting started apps for Ubuntu TV examples
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Test_card Because poorly setup TV's dominate peoples homes and look like crap. Might help with color calibration (ColorHug, etc).

(?)

Work Items

Work items:
[popey] Get a PPA up and running with Unity 3D port of Unity TV when port is usable: TODO
Port Ubuntu TV code to Unity 3D and nux: TODO
[jorge] test the TV PPA and local media scanning: POSTPONED
[mhall119] Make sure we have documentation for getting Ubuntu TV and Unity 3d built and running in a test environment: POSTPONED
[mhall119] Post documentation for getting Ubuntu TV built and running: POSTPONED
[njpatel] Write an overview of porting Qt/QML to Unity 3d/Nux: TODO
[willcooke] Identify key people in Canonical for different porting components: TODO
[jhodapp] Define target screen resolutions: TODO
[jhodapp] Define input types (arrow buttons, touchpad, wiimote?): TODO
[mhall119] Talk to QA about setting up hardware testing: POSTPONED
[alanbell] Review sound cues in the UX: TODO
[mhr3] Review Scope APIs for suitability in TV: TODO
[mhall119] Hello Unity port to TV: POSTPONED
[r-launchpad-encambio-com] Create Quickly template for TV-targetted apps: TODO
[r-launchpad-encambio-com] Create Quickly template for TV-targetted apps: TODO
[tgm4883] Fullscreen test card app for testing display settings: DONE
[mhall119] Run TV development session during Ubuntu Developer Week: POSTPONED
[popey] Live USB image of weekly releases: TODO
[mhall119] Advertise the ubuntu-tv ML and IRC channel in a blog and on social media: TODO