i want to bring the addon script.kodisplay to libreelec. You can find the code on github.
With kodisplay you can display stuff from kodi (datetime, played artist, play time, ... ) on a framebuffer device, like a tiny tft lcd 2,4".
The layout for a specific screen (navigation, music, video, pvr, ... ) can be defined in the file TFT.xml and can be personalized.
To get this addon to work there must be some dependencies get solved.
1. Enable fbtft in kernel for the tiny cheap tft's commit on gtihub
2. bring pygame, libsdl (SDL), sdl_ttf and sdl_image to libreelec commit on github
SDL2 is not possible, because the support for framebuffer was dropped.
The first one is very easy (but i don't know, if i should enable all the fbtft modules).
For the second i want to get a response from a libreelec-dev if i should do this way.
I can make an extra addon with the pygame and sdl stuff or bundle them within script.kodisplay to make a exclusiv addon for libreelec.
A bootscreen with ply-image could also be possible, but ply-image and a systemd service must be included.
In the fork from escalade there are also the packages for SDL present. So if the packages in libreelec gets accepted (in whatever way) then escalade has a problem with packages with the same name. I want do this right ...
Any response is welcome.