[mythtv] LiveTV Recordings question

Steve Adeff adeffs at gmail.com
Mon Dec 19 15:00:38 EST 2005

On Monday 19 December 2005 14:46, Todd Tidwell wrote:
> >-----Original Message-----
> > From: mythtv-dev-bounces at mythtv.org
> > [mailto:mythtv-dev-bounces at mythtv.org] On Behalf Of Isaac Richards
> > Sent: Monday, December 19, 2005 9:56 AM
> > To: Development of mythtv
> > Subject: Re: [mythtv] LiveTV Recordings question
> >
> > On Monday 19 December 2005 11:48, Todd Tidwell wrote:
> >> How about, then, a simple "Autoexpire LiveTV Recordings After Viewing"
> >
> > that
> >
> >> just simply means they get autoexpired as soon as you change the channel
> >
> > or
> >
> >> stop viewing LiveTV?  That doesn't seem like it would burden anyone in
> >> terms of adding to the complexity.
> >
> > No.
> >
> > Isaac
> Just "No?"  I realize that this is your baby, but that has to be one of the
> rudest and most abrupt answers I have ever received from anyone in answer
> to a question about group development project.
> First off, this software is fantastic.  One of the things that makes it
> fantastic is that it is very configurable and very easy to make it behave
> like each user requires or prefers.  To just suddenly nix a piece of
> functionality because you don't agree with it, especially without some
> discussion or explanation is incredibly unjust.
> Lastly, being a software developer myself for 15 years, I know that all
> software benefits the most by making it accessible for the broadest range
> of users.  The easy, simple, correct way to do that is to allow options and
> to allow multiple configurations.
> Does anyone else think that it would be too hard to make this optional or
> to create a quicker auto-expire functionality to the LiveTV Recordings?  If
> you have information that direction, then I'll even write the patch if you
> can point me in the correct direction.
> -Todd

if you want it, code it.

Having run SVN with the latest LiveTV changes for the last few weeks, I can 
tell you the worries are all for not. You don't see these "random" recordings 
in the Watch Recordings screen and autoexpire gets rid of the recordings when 
space is needed. Its all seemless background stuff.


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