Topic: downloadable channels
What I have in mind as future solution is to bring up the site again where you can configure your channels as usually, but then not propagate the configuration directly to the chumby, but offer a download link for the whole configuration including the widgets (packed in a zip file ore something like that), which I can then put on a stick and plug it into the device. So everything the chumby needs to operate would be there locally stored, the only information that needs to get pulled from the server is whether there is a widget in the channel which was removed by the author, and in that case the widget is just skipped.
And beside the download link there should be a donation button for reminding people to give something for what they get
I think that would be a solution which is very close to the old system, but would reduce the server load to the minimum necessary. An I think most needed parts should be there already, so it should be doable with rather small changes to the server and the controlpanel.
What do you think?