[mythtv] Re: Ticket #255: Improved scheduling of consecutive programs with pre-roll/overrecord

David Engel gigem at comcast.net
Tue Sep 27 03:29:39 UTC 2005

On Thu, Sep 15, 2005 at 12:33:32PM -0000, MythTV wrote:
> #255: Improved scheduling of consecutive programs with pre-roll/overrecord
> [...]
> Comment (by Max Barry <mythtv at maxbarry.com>):
>  As requested by David, I've modified the patch to include a setting with
>  which to control its behaviour.

Sorry for taking so long to get back to this.  I was preoccupied with
other things for a while.

First, you are querying a number of settings from within loops.  This
causes Myth to needlessly fetch things over and over again from the
database.  The relevant settings should be queried once per scheduler

>  3) Apply always. This turns OverTime into a hard setting, which MythTV
>  will always obey even if this means creating a conflict.

Second, I agree with Bruce that this option isn't needed.  The
existing per-rule start-early and end-late settings can handle this.
To mitigate the tediousness of always using these, I further agree
there should be default values for these that are always used when a
new recording rule is created.

On Fri, Sep 16, 2005 at 05:57:10PM -0700, Mark Kundinger wrote:
> If we're voting on this sort of thing, just a couple of days ago the

No, we're not voting.  If we can't reach a consensus, Isaac, Bruce,
myself and the other core contributors will decide what to do.
Personally, I'm happy with the status quo since I have reasonably
accurate guide data and have no problems manually adjusting my
recording scheduls as needed.  However, I am sympathetic with those
users with less reliable guide data and their potential need for some
form of "softer" scheduling.

David Engel
gigem at comcast.net

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