Motion - Motion Release 3x 2x 2snap 4

Motion Snapshot Release 3.2.2 snap4

Release Notes

3.2.2 snap4 - 27 Jun 2005

Development Release

Changes since 3.2.1


  • Avoid Cleanup Segfault. Allocates filepath using strdup to avoid segfault is target_dir parameter is not supplied in motion.conf. Moves out from signal handler the cleanup for pipe and mpipe. (Angel Carpintero)
  • Major code cleanup concerning signedness of chars all over the code to allow compilation with gcc4.0 (like in Fedora Core 4) without any errors or warnings. This will probably require that some of the not yet included patches will have to be fixed because it it code all over the place that has been changed. (Kenneth Lavrsen)

  • Changed the order of drawing the red mask in setup mode so that the smartmask is drawn after the fixed mask (Joerg Weber).
  • Changed the configure script so that /usr/lib64 is also searched for the presense of ffmpeg (should fix the problem with 64 bit machines) (Kenneth Lavrsen).
  • Changed the configure script so that rpms can be made by normal non-root users (Angel Carpintero, Kenneth Lavrsen).

  • Fixed the ffmpeg code so that Motion also compiles against libavcodec build 4754 or later. (Per Jönsson)
  • Above change in configure script for 64 bit ffmpeg support also implemented in the freeBSD configure (Angel Carpintero)
  • Webhttp control interface fixed so it also works in FreeBSD (Angel Carpintero)
  • Improved the display of fixed mask. It is now shown as grey instead of red. This makes it easier to see the smart mask working when you also have a fixed mask (Joerg Weber).
  • Netcam First Header patch. If an error with jpeg decompression occured at connecting to a mjpeg streaming webcam, this patch skips this jpeg and tries to decompress next jpeg up to MAX_HEADER_RETRIES (20) (Peter Holik).

Next Steps

  • Still open todos on Netcam code. Keep on sending bug reports.
  • Fix open bugs.
  • Finish the tuner_number feature. Most code is there but is still not active.
  • Add the two new conversion specifiers to Motion Guide and man page.
  • Range checking of options - includes a complete redesign of how options are loaded and changed via remote control. This redesign is mainly making the code more robust and should be transparent to the user.

Known Problems

  • See the for open bugs.
  • The pwc-ioctl.h is for pwc version 9.0.1 and 10.0.6. If you still use the pwc 8 series then you need to use the headerfile pwc-ioctl.h-pwc8.0 (copy the pwc-ioctl.h-pwc8.0 over pwc-ioctl.h). This is relevant for USB cameras using Philips chips.


Bug Reports

Do not use this version if you have a Logitech Sphere or Orbit. The pan/Tilt code is broken. We will fix it ASAP.

-- KennethLavrsen - 03 Jul 2005

-- KennethLavrsen - 27 Jun 2005
Topic revision: r2 - 03 Jul 2005, KennethLavrsen
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