Using display as clock?

So I’d like to have Mycroft replace my seriously broken alarm clock, and one thing I’d like to do is use the exiting matrix display to show the current time. I assume there’s a way to do this, but I know nothing about *nix programming so a pointer or two in the right direction would be very appreciated. Thanks.

We actually have that implemented and waiting for it to be merged! You can wait for the merge, which should be in the next couple of weeks for release, or you can pull in the code down onto your unit yourself. Keep it mind if you go with option 2 you will need to install a few dependencies to make it work.

Hope that helps!

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Well, I saw the dependencies and can apt-get them easily enough, but I’m afraid I don’t have the git-fu to implement the merge. Is it something a git notice can do easily via a tutorial or something?

You should be able to checkout this branch

git checkout feature/display_state_manager

Or you can just go to the link above and clone that branch instead of the dev branch.

Also if you want to learn git more in def this is a pretty good verbose tutorial on git