[mythtv] LIRC support
ijr at po.cwru.edu
Fri Feb 21 23:59:41 EST 2003
On Friday 21 February 2003 10:07 pm, Joseph A. Caputo wrote:
> I'm taking a look at adding real LIRC support to Myth, and I was
> wondering: what is the purpose of the other programs in MC/programs?
> For instance, mythtv, mythepg, mythprogfind? It seems like these don't
> actually get used, since their functionality is embedded into
> mythfrontend via libmyth & libmythtv. Are they holdovers from 0.7, or
> simply there to aid debugging by not having to navigate the menus? I
> just want to make sure I make changes in the right places.
I use them all. If I didn't use em, I wouldn't build em.
> As far as LIRC support goes, I thought I'd first take a stab at adding
> simple support to mythfrontend. Once I have my brain wrapped around it,
> I thought it might be cool to support different LIRC configurations for
> different modes, so that the same key could do different things
> depending on whether you're watching LiveTV or in Edit Mode, for
> instance. Finally I'd like to add LIRC support to mythweather,
> mythgallery & mythmusic.
> Of course, things are working okay for me with irxevent under fvwm, but
> I did have problems using twm. I figure they're window manager-specific
> focus issues, and I'd just as soon have the remote control support not
> depend on such things. Plus, if the ability to run with X (i.e.,
> framebuffer support) comes along, irxevent will no longer work.
> Anyway, any suggestions, requests?
It's going to be a lot more complicated than you think, due to how ever
different screen is its own window -- you're going to have to keep track of
what widget should be receiving the events, etc.
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