[mythtv] MythTV Usability Report

Michael Freeman mlfreeman at gmail.com
Mon Jan 9 05:19:42 UTC 2006

here's one useability suggestion that would require some v4l
support...autodetect / enumerate all cards (and then of course allow
deletion of individual sources via mythtv-setup).
second, more tightly integrate mythfilldatabase into mythtv-setup...the
setup tool should be able to know if you're the backend or not and know when
you last ran mythfilldatabase...and it should let you run it from the gui.
also, since myth effectively has its own scheduling engine (for obvious
reasons), how about making an option to have mythbackend handle scheduling
mythfilldatabase runs?

those are just two ideas that came to me off the top of my head.

On 1/9/06, Tom E. Craddock Jr. <sigtom at sigtom.com> wrote:
> f-myth-users at media.mit.edu wrote:
> > If MythTV had fewer usability issues, it would probably decrease mail
> > volume on the -users list at least, and also lead to a lot less wasted
> > time by newbies trying to set it up and/or use it, and less time by
> > more-experienced users trying to help them.
> >
> > But improving MythTV usability is currently a giant Catch-22.  Why?
> >
> > (g) What new user is going to run SVN?  For one thing, it takes a
> >     large committment to do so having not even tried the product at
> >     all, and for another, it requires monitoring both -dev and -commit
> >     (and maybe -users), all incredibly high-volume, before even
> >     starting to compile anything, much less use it.
> >
> The OP is already a member of -dev...they posted thier "USE"ability
> report, not on the -user list, but on -dev; and they are not running
> SVN.  Am I the only one who thinks this is Bass Ackwards?
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