[mythtv] [mythtv-commits] Ticket #3377: Add "Run Setup" button to mythwelcome popup menu to start mythtv-setup.

Roo roo.watt at gmail.com
Sun Jun 3 00:16:55 UTC 2007

On 03/06/07, Paul Harrison <mythtv at dsl.pipex.com> wrote:
> MythWelcome is probably my domain since I originally wrote it. I did
> take a quick look at the patch and meant to add a comment to the ticket.
> While for the uses you describe its a good idea there can be problems
> running mythtv-setup while the backend is running. OK there is the big
> fat warning screen that is shown but if  it isn't obvious to _me_ what
> can and can't be changed while the backend is running what chance does a
> casual user have. Do we really want to allow casual users to run it so
> easily?
> Rather than add the option to the pop up menu one solution would be to
> add a new key binding to MythWelcome similar to the one that runs a
> terminal window. By default it shouldn't be bound to anything but those
> people who need this feature can easily add a binding to run
> mythtv-setup. That way we wont have to answer loads of "I pressed 'Run
> mythtv-setup' in MythWelcome and changed my cards and now it's not
> working' questions from Ubuntu users! :-)
> I've lost my enthusiasm for working on Myth for the moment so I'm taking
> a break for a while if any of the other devs want to take a look that's
> OK otherwise it will have to wait for me to return.
> Paul H.

Thanks Paul for the feedback, I wasn't trying to be pushy but hoping
for the kind of feedback that you provided.

I did consider the problem you mention but the alternatives I thought
of were much more involved than what you suggested. I thought of
mythtv-setup having different modes when started with the backend
running.  The alternative mode would remove the scanning and other
unavailable options, likely organise the menus so that the items can't
be used are just removed in "backend compatibility" mode.

I will create a new patch that just adds a keybinding for launching
mythtv-setup and leave it unbound by default, it is simpler than the
original approach.

Paul, I am glad to hear you are taking a break, open source project
shouldn't be a chore. I am sure people would rather see you take a
step back for a while than completely disappear.



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