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Andy2No
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Post by Andy2No »

Geoff Bacon wrote:You really need my PruneEPG tap (obtain from my TopManager link below).... also need EPG2MEI
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Is there a reason those haven't been added to the forum's list of TAPs, here?:

https://www.toppy.org.uk/downloads/taps.php?tc=all

Isn't there anyone administrating that any more?
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TF5800, TS On, F/W: MS6 Recommended F/W 12/9/2009 -Sy+Pe
TAPs: PcControl B1.4; Extend v1.7; EPG2MEI v0.96; SecCache (UK) v0.4; EIT Sub (Game) v0.6; Font Manager 1.0d; MHEG On/Off A3; (MyInfo B5.6); PruneEPG 1.0; MyStuff 6.6;
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Post by Andy2No »

I see. Thanks, jimi. That doesn't bode well for the future of the forum.

I'd forgotten how confusing the presentation of the TAP library was - there's a page which gives the impression there aren't all that many, then if you dig a bit more, you find the full list. Less than ideal.

Having a full list at all was good though. It gave some structure to it. Finding out about things anecdotally can work, but an organised list is better.

I noticed the search has gone a bit wrong too, depending on which search box you use.
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Post by Geoff Bacon »

You need to look at the TopManager site or the forum thread for info about TM.
The link you gave on the forum about TM is very old and like all the "list of taps" will never be updated again (there is no one to do it!)

TM does work on XP through Win 10
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TF5800, TS On, F/W: MS6 Recommended F/W 12/9/2009 -Sy+EvEzPePfUUuZ
TAPs: PcControl B1.4; StopExit v1.01; MHEG On/Off A3; QuickJump 1.72; EIT Sub (Game) v0.6; SecCache (UK) v0.4; EPG2MEI v0.96; Font Manager 1.0d; Extend v1.7; WSSkiller V2.12d; MyInfo B5.6; fsSave 1.1; PruneEPG 1.0; MyStuff 6.6-1;
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I think I've retuned 5 times this year for various reasons - maintaining your text files would be a royal PITA. Basically TM will connect if Altair connects. With TM, retuning becomes the work of a few minutes, with no maintenance required of lists of MUXes to be removed.

Software gets upgraded or replaced for a reason, and people stop using old software that doesn't work very well for a reason. The Freeview landscape has changed dramatically in the past 15 years since the Toppy was designed, and it is coping way beyond what it was designed for. But with recent TAPs like PruneEPG, it's still able to function at a reasonable level.
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TF5800, TS On, F/W: MS6 Recommended F/W 12/9/2009 -Sy+EvEzPePfUUuZ
TAPs: PcControl B1.4; StopExit v1.01; MHEG On/Off A3; QuickJump 1.72; EIT Sub (Game) v0.6; SecCache (UK) v0.4; EPG2MEI v0.96; Font Manager 1.0d; Extend v1.7; WSSkiller V2.12d; MyInfo B5.6; fsSave 1.1; PruneEPG 1.0; MyStuff 6.6-1;
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Post by gomezz »

YorkshireJumbo wrote:Software gets upgraded or replaced for a reason
But not always to the benefit of the user. For example, an app on my Android tablet was updated two weeks ago to give it a new front page. Nothing wrong with the old front page either aesthetically or functionally as far as I could see but the update broke the login functionality so I could not stream the live football commentary which is The One Thing It Had To Do.

At a guess the app rebuild picked up the wrong version of one of the library modules. Thankfully a bug fix was dropped yesterday so I could listen to today's match.

But the moral of the story is if it ain't broke don't fix it!
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TAPs: Power Down 0.75; QuickJump 1.72; MyStuff 6.6; TAP Commander 1.34; MyInfo B5.4; EPG2MEI v0.96;
Extend v1.7; EIT Sub v0.6; mei2archive BETA 3.8l6; Font Manager 1.0d; (Power Restore V0.7.3b)
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Post by YorkshireJumbo »

But it didn't try to "fix" it. They released a completely new and better TAP, so a different approach entirely
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Post by goodolpete »

“For example, an app on my Android tablet was updated two weeks ago to give it a new front page“
What was the app, if you don’t mind me asking?
TF5800, TS On, F/W: MS6 Recommended F/W 12/9/2009 -FmSy+Wf
TAPs: PcControl B1.4; EPG2MEI v0.96; MyStuff 6.6; Font Manager 1.0d; Extend v1.7; SecCache (UK) v0.4; EIT Sub (Game) v0.6; MHEG On/Off A3; MyInfo B5.6; PruneEPG 1.0;
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LUTV
TF5800, F/W: MS6 Recommended F/W 12/9/2009 -Sy+BmC0CbCfCtDEgEmEvEzIMPePsVdZ
TAPs: Power Down 0.75; QuickJump 1.72; MyStuff 6.6; TAP Commander 1.34; MyInfo B5.4; EPG2MEI v0.96;
Extend v1.7; EIT Sub v0.6; mei2archive BETA 3.8l6; Font Manager 1.0d; (Power Restore V0.7.3b)
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