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The blog has been down for a while now due to a server issue.  Hopefully we can start posting new information for Kmotion


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Koding Finally

For the first time since late last year had a full day of coding.  Fixed most issues with memory and errors on new code for the upcoming V3 release.  Even had some time to experiment with MySQL…….

Separated the “Archive” code and added SQL database functionality.  Don’t know if this will be a permanent addition to archiving or if it is even a good idea but it is certainly some challenging fun!

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General Update

It has been a while since we have posted in the blog and wanted to update those interested.

The kmotion support group has been very active and thanks to Dave, issues are being handled!!  We would really like to give you a break Dave, but your expertise is invaluable!!

Version 3 is moving forward but progress is slow.  Bugs and some memory leaks in JS are a problem but Kmotion V3 will have more powerful features and hopefully be more user friendly with GUI options.

We have built a 16 channel server and have overcome some obstacles with memory usage throttling back live image refresh rates.  Search by date and time and a save video feature are close to a release, but still have some coding to do.

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Kmotion 2.13c

Dave corrected a regression in the ‘func’ code causing this feature to fail.

Ver 2.13c is now available.

Thanks Dave!

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Kmotion 2.13b

Very minor change due to incorrect reporting in the log file.

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Kmotion V2.13a

Due to some errors in and a new version has been released. The errors effect the upgrade process only.  A fresh install should work fine and is recommended.

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Kmotion V.2.13

Version 2.13 seems to be solid (thanks Dave)

Have finished code for  NTSC and PAL video options to the GUI and hope to add a few more features before the next release!  Thanks for all the suggestions!

Another Developer has agreed to join the project, thanks Kim!


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The Future of Kmotion

I am very excited to be the new Kmotion developer.  Dave has created an Excellent Video Surveillance Program and my goal is to continue with his work to make  Kmotion the best open source DVR around!

Have been thinking of a Roadmap for the future of Kmotion and considering the addition of some new features including: Email Event Notification, Scheduled Recording and NTSC/PAL options to the GUI.  Am hoping to get some feedback from users on the roadmap so please post!

Along with being an excellent programmer, Dave is fun to work with and while he is finishing up his latest update, bug squashing and turning over the reigns,  I would just like to say thanks and hope you will continue to be involved as your time allows. At least drop in from time to time and say Hi.

Dave you will always be welcome here!

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As some of you know I have been thinking about moving on from kmotion onto new projects. kmotion has been fun, I have learnet a lot and met some really cool people.

Patrick, Gudy, Anders you have been kmotions hard core testers and I owe you a debt of gratitude. kmotion would still be a buggy mess but for you guys – thank you.

Jan, thank you for your generosity hosting kmotion, my blog and the IRC all free of charge, I don’t know how you manage it but – thank you also.

Wingware, thank you for your generosity donating a free copy of your excellent Python IDE, I used it to write all of kmotion including the BASH & Javascript !

And thank you to everyone else who helped the project from donations to allowing me access to your PTZ cameras for debugging. The open source community is a wonderful thing.

However kmotion will not stagnate. Out of the blue a developer caller Robert submitted a substantial patch. I replied, great patch, want the project ? he was a little surprised but after some discussions has accepted and is full of drive and enthusiasm to push kmotion forward. I have one more release to go with a lot of bug fixes, it will be the v2.12a and will version bump to v2.13 if nothing breaks !

So please welcome Robert as the new kmotion developer !, It will take a week or so to hand over the reigns of the project but as from now you can contact him on

Good luck Robert, thank you all  !

Dave Selby

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Just to let you all know, Harry is doing amazing.

Just to let you all know, Harry is doing amazing.

From two weeks ago where he could not use his back legs, lost control of his bladder and crawled around using only his front paws breaking our hearts to now is like night and day. He is like a little kitty again into absolutely everything, walking, running if given the chance and being full of life. Its is really hard to make him get the rest he needs.

The vets surgery did an amazing job and things are working out better than I could possibly have hoped – we have Harry back :)


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