[mythtv] MythWeb Paged TV Listings

Chris Petersen lists at forevermore.net
Fri Feb 17 19:11:09 UTC 2006

> I was wondering if anyone was working on or had in their scope multiple page
> support for MythWeb's TV listings. I have a problem with too many listings
> and with them all on a single page it takes several minutes to show. I've
> been thinking about changing that behavior to maybe a max of 50
> listings/page.

The slowness of that page is from both the table layout (lots of 
cell-span widths in order to account for shows that don't fit neatly 
within X-minute blocks), and from the loading of the code for the 
javascript mouseovers.  I'll be fixing the latter for .20 to use ajax to 
speed up the page loading.

As for separating out into different pages, I really don't like that 
idea.  I'd much rather just scroll down to see all of my channels.  So, 
that means I probably wouldn't accept a patch to do this.

However, I'd rather solve it by doing something like 
http://svn.mythtv.org/trac/ticket/199 suggests.  It lets you get fewer 
channels on the screen (which is really what you want), but it also 
groups them into something useful, rather than an arbitrary list that 
might split up your most-checked channels 4 pages apart.

Unfortunately, I don't want to implement this JUST in mythweb, so I'm 
hoping I can convince one of the other devs to add support in the 
frontend, too.  Then, it'd actually be useful.


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