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'''PigaVision:'''
| Title        = PigaVision
 
| Image        = PigaVision-1.2.0.png
 
| Size          = 300px
 
| Caption      = Screenshot
 
| System        = [[:wikipedia:GNU/Linux|GNU/Linux]], [[:wikipedia:Unix-like|Unix-like]]
 
| Type          = [[:wikipedia:Television|Television]] Out [[:wikipedia:Front and back ends|Front-End]]
 
| Engine        = [[:wikipedia:XRandR|XRandR]] and [[:wikipedia:Xvattr|Xvattr]]
 
| Designer      = [[Hamish Wilson]]
 
| Coder        = [[Hamish Wilson]]
 
| Version      = 1.2.0
 
| First        = [[Time Line#2008|October 31, 2008]]
 
| Last          = [[Time Line#2009|January 27, 2009]]
 
| Code          = [[Gambas]] 2.x
 
| Framework    = [[:wikipedia:Qt|Qt]]/[[:wikipedia:GTK+|GTK+]]
 
| License      = [[GNU General Public License]] 3
 
}}
 
  
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* System(s): GNU/Linux, Unix-like
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* Type(s): Television Out Front-End
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* Engine(s): XRandR and Xvattr
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* Designer(s): Hamish Wilson
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* Coder(s): Hamish Wilson
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* Version: 1.2.0
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* First Release: October 31, 2008
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* Latest Release: January 27, 2009
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* Code Base: Gambas 2.x
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* Middleware: Qt/GTK+
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* License(s): GNU General Public License 3
  
'''PigaVision''' is a [[:wikipedia:Free software|free software]] [[:wikipedia:Application software|application]] for using the [[:wikipedia:Television|television]] out ports of [[:wikipedia:Video card|video cards]]. It functions as a [[:wikipedia:Front and back ends|front-end]] [[:wikipedia:Graphical user interface|interface]] for the [[:wikipedia:XRandR|XRandR]] and [[:wikipedia:Xvattr|Xvattr]] applications. In this way, ''PigaVision'' allows users to use TV-out within one central application. It was released on the same day as the first release of ''[[Piga's Pumpkin Carving]]'', on [[:wikipedia:Halloween|Halloween]] [[Time Line#2008|2008]].
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'''PigaVision''' is a free software application for using the television out ports of video cards. It functions as a front-end interface for the XRandR and Xvattr applications. In this way, PigaVision allows users to use TV-out within one central application. It was released on the same day as the first release of Piga's Pumpkin Carving, on Halloween 2008.
  
 
== Features ==
 
== Features ==
The main feature of ''PigaVison'' is that it allows you to set your [[:wikipedia:Screen resolution|screen resolution]] and activate your television out port accordingly. It also has settings for playing [[:wikipedia:Digital video|video files]] on either your [[:wikipedia:Television|television]] or [[:wikipedia:Personal computer|computer]], and a area that allows users to change their [[:wikipedia:Gamma correction|gamma]] settings. All actions can be seen in greater depth from the "[[:wikipedia:System console|Terminal Output]]" tab, and help documentation is available from the "Help" and "About" tab of the program.  
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The main feature of PigaVison is that it allows you to set your screen resolution and activate your television out port accordingly. It also has settings for playing video files on either your television or computer, and a area that allows users to change their gamma settings. All actions can be seen in greater depth from the "Terminal Output" tab, and help documentation is available from the "Help" and "About" tab of the program.
  
 
== History ==
 
== History ==
[[Image:PigaVision-Development.png|right|thumb|200px|PigaVision Development Screenshot]]
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PigaVision Development Screenshot
  
After a long time spent searching for a way to use television-out ports on [[:wikipedia:Fedora (operating system)|Fedora]] [[:wikipedia:Linux|GNU/Linux]], the [[Piga Software]] developers finally discovered the [[:wikipedia:XRandR|XRandR]] utility after a post on a Fedora support forum. After successfully using both the XRandR and [[:wikipedia:Xvattr|Xvattr]] tools, Hamish Wilson decided to write a program in [[Gambas]] that would allow a user to control their TV-out port using one [[:wikipedia:Front and back ends|central interface]]. Development began on [[Time Line#2008|October 9, 2008]], originally under the name of "XRandR-[[:wikipedia:GTK+|GTK]]". The name was later changed to "PigaVision" to better demonstrate that it was a TV-out utility using several tools, rather than just another [[:wikipedia:Graphical user interface|graphical user interface]] for XRandR. The first release was made available on October 31, 2008. A minor release was released later the same day to fix a stray bug discovered in the program. On January 27, 2009, the third release of PigaVision (1.2.0) was made available. It featured various new interface changes and [[:wikipedia:Display resolution|custom resolution]] and [[:wikipedia:Framebuffer#Display modes|video mode]] support.
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After a long time spent searching for a way to use television-out ports on Fedora GNU/Linux, the Piga Software developers finally discovered the XRandR utility after a post on a Fedora support forum. After successfully using both the XRandR and Xvattr tools, Hamish Wilson decided to write a program in Gambas that would allow a user to control their TV-out port using one central interface. Development began on October 9, 2008, originally under the name of "XRandR-GTK". The name was later changed to "PigaVision" to better demonstrate that it was a TV-out utility using several tools, rather than just another graphical user interface for XRandR. The first release was made available on October 31, 2008. A minor release was released later the same day to fix a stray bug discovered in the program. On January 27, 2009, the third release of PigaVision (1.2.0) was made available. It featured various new interface changes and custom resolution and video mode support.
  
 
== Reception ==
 
== Reception ==
''PigaVision'', as of [[Time Line#2009|August 19, 2009]] is ranked 11th in popularity on the [[:wikipedia:Freecode|Freecode]] page for the [[Gambas]] category. It has a popularity score of 30.33, a vitality score of 1.06, and three subscriptions. This is since January 1, 2009. ''PigaVision'' remains undisturbed if entered into [[:wikipedia:Google Search|Google Search]], outranking a former European magazine which used to show up. For more Freecode statistics: [http://www.freecode.com/projects/pigavision/date_metrics click here!]
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PigaVision, as of August 19, 2009 is ranked 11th in popularity on the Freecode page for the Gambas category. It has a popularity score of 30.33, a vitality score of 1.06, and three subscriptions. This is since January 1, 2009. PigaVision remains undisturbed if entered into Google Search, outranking a former European magazine which used to show up. For more Freecode statistics: click here!
  
 
== Download ==
 
== Download ==
*[http://icculus.org/piga/Files/PigaVision/1.2.0/pigavision-1.2.0.noarch.rpm Fedora RPM Package]
 
*[http://icculus.org/piga/Files/PigaVision/1.2.0/pigavision-1.2.0.mdv.noarch.rpm Mandriva RPM Package]
 
*[http://icculus.org/piga/Files/PigaVision/1.2.0/pigavision-1.2.0.suse.noarch.rpm OpenSUSE RPM Package]
 
*[http://icculus.org/piga/Files/PigaVision/1.2.0/PigaVision-1.2.0.tar.gz GNU Autotools]
 
*[http://icculus.org/piga/Files/PigaVision/1.2.0/PigaVision-Project-1.2.0.tar.gz Gambas Project]
 
  
==Install Guides==
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* Fedora RPM Package
*[[PigaVision/Fedora Install Instructions|Piga Wiki Fedora Install Guide]]
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* Mandriva RPM Package
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* OpenSUSE RPM Package
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* GNU Autotools
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* Gambas Project
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== Install Guides ==
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* Piga Wiki Fedora Install Guide
  
 
== External Links ==
 
== External Links ==
*[http://www.x.org/wiki/Projects/XRandR XRandR Project Website]
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*[http://www.freecode.com/projects/xvattr/ Xvattr Freecode Article]
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* XRandR Project Website
*[http://www.freecode.com/projects/pigavision/ PigaVision Freecode Article]
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* Xvattr Freecode Article
*[http://repositorio.tol.pro.br/portal/projeto/pigavision PigaVision Entry at Portal Tutorial On-Line]
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* PigaVision Freecode Article
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* PigaVision Entry at Portal Tutorial On-Line
  
 
[[Category:Applications]]
 
[[Category:Applications]]
 
[[Category:Gambas Programs]]
 
[[Category:Gambas Programs]]

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