XBMC 12.3 Issues: Keyboard

While it’s become apparent that the stuttering / sync issue so many are reporting is independent of the XBMC version used, I have found a separate issue with 12.3

I’ve been trying to use a remote keyboard - either from my Android phone, my iPad or my computer - to control and setup XBMC on my Apple TV.  So many tasks are ridiculously tedious with the Apple TV Remote - such as trying to enter in the names of all the TV shows I want to add in my addons, etc.

I have found, bizzarely, that while remote apps are working, any attempt to use them for text entry fails.

When looking around, I found this thread: http://forum.xbmc.org/showthread.php?tid=181729

It seems that 12.3, for whatever reason, has broken the ability to use remote control apps - be they using the web interface or other interfaces - to allow for text entry.

Thus I think I’ll be downgrading to 12.2, if I can figure out how… anyone want to point me in the right direction?  It would make for an informative second post on this topic :slight_smile:

From what I have seen over at xbmc.org is you have to go through to install the nightly build, with this URL http://mirrors.xbmc.org/apt/atv2/deb/org.xbmc.xbmc-atv2_12.2-0_iphoneos-arm.deb

This is the discussion I found about it