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The Gemini Project 4.3.1 DM500 MaxVar for clones again
This Image is only running on the regular DM500, not on the DM500plus!
This MaxVar Image is only running in flash (it has been only tested
that way). Please do only use DreamUp and don´t forget the flash erase.
Do not use other tools like FW or DCC.
Our clone box recognition mechanism caused large waves in the last days
and many opinions have been told to us. On the one hand there have been
the enraged owners of clone, who had to install their addons manually
now without Blue panel. Then there have been the people who simply did
not understand Linux and the GPL and accused us of GPL-breach. Also a
financial dependence or support from Dream Multimedia and or sponsors
was subordinated to us.
On the other hand there have been over 1500 users of our forum who
singned our explanation.
All in all our action was accepted very positively and we achieved our
intended goal to give an impulse the owners of clone boxes. There have
also been cases in which people who thought they owned a genuine
Dreambox noticed because of this action that they are owners of a clone
box. Too our own surprise according to unconfirmed messages, now one of
the manufacturer changed over to supply their own images.
Recapitulatory we note, it was never our intention to insert a
waterproof recognition and to get in a Cat-and-mouse game between us
and the box manufacturer. Our intension was to push a general
discussion to create a consciousness on the clone and reproduction
problem and to disasociate us from the clones, too. In the context of
our possibilities as image developer we have used the one and only
available possibility to make our point of view clear. As
image-developer we have absolutly no influence on sponsors, dealers or
Dream Multimedia. Our influence on the persons and companies involved
in this relationship is very limited and lacked also on support from
some places. In any case we get attention on our displeasure and we did
not send newsletters of our sponsors containing information about
clones. We will keep this in the ***ure.
As we all are Dreambox fans we would like to say clearly, that it is in
the exclusive responsibility of Dreammultimedia to proceed against
clones. Only DMM has the possibilities (e.g. legal) which might be the
only effective method against clones.
For us as Gemini developer and operators of the IHAD this action is now
finished. With the upcoming release 4.3.1 of the Gemini Project the
clone recognition will be deactivated. We nevertheless ask everyone to
use its influence to proceed against clones.
Changes to 4.3.0
* Pictures (JPEG, BMP, GIF und PNG) can now be displayed on the
* Fix of the EPG display in the overview when there are mutiple
languages in the EPG