[mythtv] Using my main mythtv box for development

Chris Pinkham cpinkham at bc2va.org
Wed Apr 25 01:55:22 UTC 2007

* On Tue Apr 24, 2007 at 10:49:14AM -0700, Mark Rafn wrote:
> Agreed, this is unfortunate.  Ideally, a frontend wouldn't connect to a DB 
> at all - it should connect to a backend, and the backend should handle 
> all DB operations, including storing frontend preferences.

This is on the roadmap, but it's on a road somewhere on the other side of the
continent right now unless someone decides to take it on.

Eventually we'll probably switch to using an embedded MySQL database and
have a mythdatabase daemon that is used instead of requiring MySQL to be
installed separately.  I think mythdatabase would be the only program to
upgrade the database at that time, so you wouldn't have to worry about
booting a MythTV frontend CD and upgrading the DB by accident.

I think this has been discussed on the -dev list before so search the
mailing list archives for more information.  It has also come up quite
a few times on the dev IRC channel.


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