[mythtv] [PATCH] DataDirect service -- updated to match CVS xmltvtv_grab_na_dd

David Shay david at shay.net
Fri Apr 2 11:57:14 EST 2004

For the moment, I was focussing on the GUI/setup portion (now done), and on
filldata.cpp -- these are all using a shell-script which calls "GET" (from
libwww-perl) to do this.   Once I complete that, I will go back and see if
the script can be replaced with a call to wget.  It seems likely, given that
wget does support POST as well as digest authentication now.

Still trying to figure out temporary tables, etc...

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Robert Kulagowski" <bob at smalltime.com>
To: <david at shay.net>; "Development of mythtv" <mythtv-dev at mythtv.org>
Sent: Thursday, April 01, 2004 8:49 PM
Subject: Re: [mythtv] [PATCH] DataDirect service -- updated to match CVS

> > The problem, though, is that the datadirect service requires HTTP
> > authentication, which isn't really simple to implement in QT.  It could
> > done, mind you, but it requires catching the initial error message,
> > detecting the required authentication realm, calculating an MD5 digest,
> Right; wget supports this too.  If you looked at the diff you'll see
> that when Isaac implemented the grabber he used wget to do the heavy
> lifting.  Why not do the same and focus the development on the data
> import portion?

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