[mythtv] Request: MythHelp

Chris Pinkham cpinkham at bc2va.org
Wed Feb 7 02:30:03 UTC 2007

* On Tue Feb 06, 2007 at 10:41:19PM +0100, usleepless at gmail.com wrote:
> he is just informing if someone has looked into at it already.

This isn't the first time.  It's becoming a bit annoying to me as well.

Maybe I'm a bit sensitive since I'm one of the developers, but to have
someone keep coming onto the -dev and -users list asking questions to
support his business is a bit annoying.

This quote is from one of his other recent posts:

  "So who can I work with to get this going once they start the
   data streams.."

Maybe something is getting lost in the translation or something, but
with comments like that, it isn't hard to see why Isaac and others
(myself included) would have a little bit of an attitude.  Sometimes
it seems like the MythTV mailing lists are being used as their second
or third tier of tech support for his business.

> jeez. give the guy a break / a chance.

It's a pattern, search for his posts in the mailing list archives.  He's
come in several times asking questions in support of or wanting features
for his business/customers.

> just what i would have expected though. do you think this is a
> positive/inspiring attitude? read in.

If someone is making money off of Myth, they can hire their own tech
support and developers.  Coming onto the MythTV developers mailing list
and asking who is going to help implement some new feature to help his
business is a bit presumptuous and arrogant.

Regarding this thread, one would hope that the "Technical Director" of a
business selling Myth boxes would have heard of the keys.txt file to know
about the F1 key, but I guess not.  No, it's not implemented everywhere,
and won't be till someone steps up to the plate to take care of it, but
coming onto the -dev list and essentially asking for is a bit annoying.
The subject is "Request: MythHelp", not "Idea: MythHelp" or similar.


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