[mythtv] Start using Mythtv/cvs

Isaac Richards mythtv-dev@snowman.net
Sat, 28 Dec 2002 12:11:26 -0500

On Saturday 28 December 2002 09:47 am, Lego Andy wrote:
> 1. Out of source build does not work. You have to build Mythtv in the
> directory that contains source code. This is just a small annoyance,
> but can be fixed by using some different build tool.

I really don't care about this, so someone else would have to fix things.  I'm 
_not_ changing to a different build tool, though.

> 2. Database got a bit messed up and so I had to do some hacking of
> mc.sql in order to get it to work fine.

0-7-to-0-8.sql should be up to date with all the changes.

> 5. After doing all that, I started mythbackend and mythfrontend and
> mythfrontend said: "cannot connect to backend server". I found that
> there is IP hardcoded in /usr/local/share/mythtv/backend_setttings.txt
> I think it would be better if there would be localhost
> hardcoded? Anyway, fixing that allowed me to open mythfrontend.
> 6. When selecting "Watch TV", the backend segfaults. Looking through
> settings (again, looking professional), I found a whole bunch of
> hardcoded paths pointing to /mnt/something and since I do not have
> that directory, myth crashed. After fixing this, I can watch tv.

'hardcoded' would imply they're fixed in the code.  They're not, they're 
default settings which you as the user are expected to change.

> 7. TV is choppy and sound is interrupting. Looking through settings, I
> found that it is doing mp3 encoding, so I disabled it. Now I can watch
> tv. I am recording a show as we speak.
> Couple of minor things I noticed:
> 1. All text entry widgets are acting strange. When inserting text,
> cursor is jumping to the end of the text. So, for example if you type
> "foo bar", then try to insert "and" between, you will have to do
> something like this: go to end of foo, insert 'a', cursor jumps to the
> end, go back, insert 'n', cursor jumps to the end... This can be a bit
> annoying. So, I deleted text and write it from scratch. That works fine.

Noticed this too.  Probably a side affect of how it saves things to the db.

> 2. Spinboxes do not seem to allow text entry. Slightly annoying, but
> not a show stopper.

That's by design.

> 3. On the output of mythbackend, I see the following messages:
> "strange error flushing buffer ..." Is that something serious?

Read the FAQ.

> Cool, I like mythtv.
> Here are some small suggestions:
> 1. Better management of recorded shows. Hierarchical organization with
> folders would be great. That way, I could let say have all episodes of
> one show together.

I like how the current UI works.

> 2. Importing of videos to the TV would be also great, as I can get
> some shows from DVD-s and similar sources.

'mythvideo' in CVS takes care of that.