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

David Engel gigem at comcast.net
Thu Sep 29 22:48:37 UTC 2005

On Wed, Sep 28, 2005 at 11:51:21PM -0700, Mark Kundinger wrote:
> Here's what I forsee would be the most flexible, power-usery, and
> hardest to understand way of approaching this:
> [...]
> ... I dunno, sounds like a lot of work?  I can see it helping out my
> own tv-watching, but only rarely.  Kind of like swatting a fly with a
> bulldozer.

You captured my sentiments exactly.

I know this is going to piss off some people, but here is what I now
intend to do.

1. Table any changes which add soft scheduling for the time being.

2. Add default start-early and end-late settings for new recording
   rules.  Existing rules will have to be edited if wanted.

3. Limit the existing pre-roll and post-roll settings to 30 seconds

4. After 3 or 4 weeks, re-open this discussion.  Hopefully by then,
   the big soft scheduling proponents will have real world experience
   with the above changes and how much of a problem there still is.

David Engel
gigem at comcast.net

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