[mythtv] [mythtv-commits] Ticket #537: playbackbox doesn't observe "Newest recordings first" checkbox when sorting by original air date.

John P Poet jppoet at gmail.com
Thu May 4 15:51:06 UTC 2006

On 10/28/05, Bruce Markey <bjm at lvcm.com> wrote:
> My apologies. I accidentally hit the Send button...
> John P Poet wrote:
> > On 10/27/05, MythTV <mythtv at cvs.mythtv.org> wrote:
> >> #537: playbackbox doesn't observe "Newest recordings first" checkbox when sorting
> >> by original air date.
> ...
> > Actually, that was on purpose.
> I couldn't even begin to give examples of things done on purpose
> not being the best of all possibilities ;-).
> > Personally, I want the episode for a specific show sorted in ascending
> > order (by original air date), but I want the episodes listed under
> > "All Programs" to have the newest episodes first.
> I agree with Greg and this had bothered me when I first saw it
> but I was never going to use this so I didn't care until someone
> complained. Someone complained.
> Regardless of the order you want to see, it is true that it doesn't
> observe the option and returns the same order either way. I think
> "Newest recordings first" is unambiguous. What happens if there are
> some shows that always have original air dates and others that never
> have these dates? Worse yet, what if the same title has some with and
> without? I can understand wanting to sort by original air date but
> it should be consistent. I think the current behavior is unnecessarily
> confusing.
> > If you really want the episodes listed in reverse-original-air-date
> > order, I would make that a separate option.  In other words, have
> > "Original Air Date (ascending)" and "Original Air Date (descending)"
> > options.
> I think this would be a step further in the wrong direction. If
> you want the full list sorted in one direction and the title lists
> sorted in the other, maybe that should be the option but I think
> that is still obfuscated.
> I think the lists should be sorted by the originalairdate if available
> or the recording date if not, all in the same direction as the "Newest
> recordings first" flag suggests. I think this is in the best interest
> of anyone else in the public who wants to try this feature. Do you
> agree? Can you work around this in your private production version
> if you feel strongly that you need the mis-matched order?
> --  bjm

Hi Bruce,

I have submitted a patch (http://cvs.mythtv.org/trac/ticket/1771)
which adds an option to sort the "full list" in ascending/descending
order independent of the "title list".

I know you are against this, and I am willing to keep it in my private
tree, but was hoping you would give it some more consideration.



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