[mythtv] Minimizing and restoring an external application by pressing a mythtv menu button?

Michael T. Dean mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Sat Jun 2 01:05:13 UTC 2007

On 06/01/2007 08:34 PM, hendrixski wrote:
> I was thinking about doing something similar with a program that's
> written in python, and I started going down the path of learning how to
> embed python in C++ so that I could then make a plugin... but it's way
> more work than is worth it for something that just I would be using.
> I'm on the verge of giving up.
> Your idea is much more feasible for me, to just call the application
> from exec() or fork() and just have it launch separately!

You can use EXEC in the menu theme.  Just make sure your app/script
exits if you want Myth to be usable in the meantime (i.e. have Myth call
a script that call your app and then the script exits).  If you prefer
to block use of Myth, don't exit.


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