[mythtv] Proposed alternate behaviour for show delete
david.whyte at gmail.com
Wed Mar 9 08:57:27 UTC 2005
This requires knowledge of users.
I like Brads idea, and I also like the idea you have but it is not a
On Wed, 9 Mar 2005 00:14:08 -0800, Geoffrey Kruse <gkruse at gmail.com> wrote:
> Along the same lines, a "mark as watched" item could be useful for
> situations where there is more than one user on the machine. Say user
> A has watched the recording but user B also wants to watch it. It
> would be useful if myth could remember who has watched what. This
> could be achieved by letting each person mark a recording as watched
> and not deleting it until both users have done so.
> On Mar 8, 2005, at 10:22 PM, Brad Templeton wrote:
> > This proposed alternate behaviour requires minor changes to a number of
> > different segments, so I thought I would propose it here before
> > attempting
> > any coding on it.
> > As you may not know, autoexpire is not just a boolean, it is a number.
> > Programs with a higher autoexpire number expire before anything with a
> > lower number. Programs with 0 never autoexpire. AFAIK, tvwish is
> > the only program making use of this, to allow imported suggestions to
> > effectively only take spare space (a value of 2 is sufficient as the
> > default
> > is 1.)
> > Anyway, the proposed change is as follows:
> > If autoexpire is enabled:
> > Have Delete, instead of deleting the program, simply add 1000 or
> > similar
> > large number to autoexpire.
> > Modify the query for current recordings to not present any entry
> > with
> > autoexpire >= 1000. Clients including mythweb will not see them.
> > Alternately train clients to ignore them or show them optionally.
> > (harder)
> > Modify the "deleted programs" to show them, but to put a special
> > highlight on these entries, and possibly display them at the end of
> > the list. Also, it should now show 3 disk space totals -- space
> > used
> > by visible programs, space "Ready for deletion" and actual free
> > disk
> > space from DF. Total "free" (actual plus ready for deletion)
> > might
> > be shown. Mythweb would need to be modified to show this.
> > (This might, unfortunately need a protocol modification to show all
> > the different numbers)
> > In deleted programs, Delete on an "already deleted" show really
> > deletes
> > it, no undo possible.
> > In deleted programs, undelete is offered for already deleted
> > programs.
> > Above two items also available in mythweb.
> > Alternate suggestion (with more UI)
> > Put both "Delete" and "Recycle" on the delete menu, with Recycle
> > grayed
> > out if autoexpire is not enabled. Frankly I think this is
> > needless
> > complication, and besides, it means a frontend change while
> > changing
> > the meaning of delete is just a backend change.
> > Result: Delete can be undone, at least until the space is actually
> > needed.
> > Thoughts?
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