[mythtv-commits] Ticket #4276: MythWelcome Does Not Retry Connecting To MythBackend

MythTV mythtv at cvs.mythtv.org
Thu Dec 6 16:17:35 UTC 2007

#4276: MythWelcome Does Not Retry Connecting To MythBackend
 Reporter:  anonymous  |       Owner:  ijr    
     Type:  defect     |      Status:  new    
 Priority:  minor      |   Milestone:  unknown
Component:  mythtv     |     Version:  unknown
 Severity:  medium     |     Mlocked:  0      
 If you load MythWelcome before the Backend has completely finished loading
 it causes MythWelcome to display a "Could Not Connect To The Master
 Backend Service - Is It Running" message.

 This is confusing as the user has already loaded the backend it just has
 not finished starting up so mythwelcome can detect it.  After MythWelcome
 has displayed the "could not connect error message" it then displays
 "Retrieving Scheduled Recordings, Retrieving Recording Status" on the
 screen giving the impression it is attempting to retrieve the values but
 it never does.

 Reproduce by loading Mythwelcome without the Mythbackend running.
 Alternatively run mythbackend on a slower machine (e.g. mine take 15 sec
 to start) and before it has fully started run mythwelcome.

 Suggest if mythwelcome can not connect to backend immediately attempt to
 reconnect to the backend a few times at regular intervals for 30 seconds
 or so and only display a permanent could not connect to backend after this

 This will also fix the rather imprecise hack of having to use the sleep 15
 command if you want to boot and start with mythwelcome.

 Using 0.20.2+fixes via Mythbuntu

Ticket URL: <http://svn.mythtv.org/trac/ticket/4276>
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