GNOME LIRC Properties
Some time ago Murray announced this little GUI to configure IR remote controls we Openismus guys did for Fluendo. Last Friday the program finally got uploaded to Ubuntu's package archive, since yesterday its package is in Hardy's Universe repository.
The program can detect your IR receiver and suggest a remote control. Success of that choice can be directly tested in the main dialog. There also is support for customizing remote control configuration files, and for learning key codes.
Unfortunately the D-Bus backend of the program only supports Ubuntu right now, well but as usual in such situations: Patches welcome, I guess.
Also we'd like to have a much cleaner interface for using the features of irrecord. Currently we have to simulate a pseudo-terminal (for stdio buffering reasons) and heuristically guess from irrecord's reactions what happens. A nice library for driving LIRC's hardware detection capabilities would be nice to have. Unfortunately we could no do this due various time constraints (Hardy schedule, project schedule, ...).