[mythtv] LIRC support

Isaac Richards 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:
> Hi,
> 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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