Monthly Archives: December 2010

Alpha 13b released

Triscopic found a crash in A13. Easily fixed though. A13b is available for download on the homepage.

LCDHost Alpha 13

For anyone new to LCDHost, LCDHost is a compositing plugin manager for LCD’s. It’s primarily targeted towards the Logitech G19, but it will work with the G13 and G15 too.

And as a birthday gift to me, Triscopic, SirReal has allowed me to announce the release of this new version.

Here is a list of some of the things that are new:

What’s new in LCDHost alpha 13:

  • Fix: Now base64 encodes binary data in the XML layout file.
  • Fix: Build device identifiers from USB HID/VID data rather than device file names.
  • Fix: Input subsystem has gotten a much-needed overhaul
  • Fix: Prevent RSS items from sending Open URL requests too fast.
  • Fix: Still showed garbage characters at end of program name in LCD Manager.
  • Fix: Sometimes when loading a layout, stored values would get mixed up between instances.
  • Fix: The System tab’s inbound and outbound network wasn’t in MBit.
  • Fix: Text now renders at 96 dpi no matter what the system default is.
  • Fix: Several minor fixes.
  • Some tweaks to how zooming and panning works in the Layout tab.
  • The textual network data rate now includes the unit (for example B/s or bit/s)
  • Bars can now use images instead of just gradient fills.
  • Bars can now use sliding alpha transparency to create tapered ends.
  • Ability for plugins to change the loaded layout (plugins to do this coming soon)
  • The obsolete plugins LH_QScript, LH_CPU and LH_Network have been removed.
  • The SignLibrary tool is now included in the distribution.
  • You can finally map the LCD keys as you would any others.
  • Triscopic’s Eos layout is now included.
  • Several of Triscopic’s excellent* plugins have been bundled.

(*Note that was written by SirReal, I’m not that immodest)

Download link on the LCDHost homepage.

Upcoming release

For those starting to worry that alpha 12 is going to die, don’t worry. I expect I’m going to release alpha 13 within a few days. And thanks to Triscopic, the default LCDHost installation will now be chock-full of goodies!

New Admin

SirReal in his infinite wisdom has now added me, Triscopic as an administrator. Expect sporadic plugin update news on your favourite G19 application to now feature on the Link Data homepage.

New website!

Out with Joomla, in with WordPress. I’ve tweaked this site for speed and readability. I’m pleased with the results. I hope you are as well.

LCDSirReal 2.8.3

LCDSirReal, or SirReal’s multipurpose G15 plugin, is a plugin for the Logitech G13/G15 gaming keyboards. It will also work on the G19, in black and white. It provides more features than all of the Logitech bundled plugins together, while using much less CPU and memory. Written entirely in C++, it’s very stable and efficient. Among the more notable features are support for applications (WinAMP, iTunes, SpeedFan, FRAPS, TeamSpeak…) and system real time monitoring of networking, CPU and memory usage and more. And of course it shows the basic stuff as time, date and waiting mail as well.

Changes in 2.8.3:

  • Adds support for the GPU-Z application
  • You can now prevent the test window from appearing even if the keyboard is unresponsive, see lcdsirreal.txt for more info

LCDHost Alpha 12

LCDHost is a compositing plugin manager for LCD’s. It’s primarily targeted towards the Logitech G19, but it will work with the G13 and G15 too. Here is a list of some of the things that are new:

What’s new in LCDHost alpha 9 to 12:

  • Fix: Now looks for the imageformats folder under plugins.
  • LH_Text can now autoformat numbers into a convenient 4-character format.
  • Added network load (text) classes.
  • Added memory information classes.
  • Bars can now grow in any of the four cardinal directions.
  • Lua scripting has been added. Not fully complete, but usable. See the LH_Lua plugin.
  • CPU and network bars have moved from their old plugins into LH_Text and LH_Bar. You’ll need to update your existing layouts. I suggest selecting the instance and then using the ‘Class’ dropdown box to select the correct class.
  • Includes source for LH_Lua.
  • Fix: No longer reports a garbage name to Logitech 3.06 drivers.
  • WebKitServer stabilized for the new WebKit in Qt 4.7.0.
  • Added a CoreTemp textual class to LH_Text.
  • Fix: No longer crashes with recursive positional dependencies

Once Triscopic has finished his SpeedFan and FRAPS plugins, they’ll be available in the forum.

Welcome to Link Data!

If you know what you’re looking for, there’s a menu at the top of the page. If you came here looking for plugins for your Logitech keyboard, be it a G13, G15, G510 or the flagship G19, you’ve come to the right place. For the monochrome G13, G15 and G510, try LCDSirReal. For the G19 (and possibly the SpacePilot Pro), try LCDHost.