[mythtv] thoughts about the "mythtv sucks" comments... was "video sources"

Don Smith dcsmith at gmail.com
Wed Nov 28 17:52:41 UTC 2007

Well, again with little to no contribution, as an initial step would it
be possible to remove the card configuration step and simply use hal to
get a v4l device list. One would still have to specify some things, but
wouldn't this be 1 small thing that could be removed from the mythtv
On Wed, 2007-11-28 at 11:54 -0500, hendrixski wrote:
> >     >> I take that to mean that even if it's not immediately apparent,
> >     it's
> >     >> easy enough to figure out without needing any extra help from
> >     someone
> >     > >else. So maybe it's good enough. :)
> >     >
> >     > This line of thinking is why MythTV sucks so much more than it
> >     should.
> >
> >     Let me just check on the code you've submitted and see how much
> >     better
> >     you've tried to make it.
> >
> >
> > I didn't contribute a single line of code to Windows ME, either.  I 
> > suppose I'm not qualified to suggest it could have been better than it 
> > was?
> I think this thread deserves more attention because
>   A) it's entertaining
>   B) it actually scratches the surface at 2 really good issues
>     1)There's no shortage of people who can say "this sucks, now make it 
> better!"
>     2)There's no shortage of people who say "oh yeah, well you're a 
> poopy-pants because you're not 13337 enough to express your ideas in code".
> Chris,
> Do you have a valid suggestion of what to modify (in the code) in order 
> to fix the lack-of-apparentness bug?  If not, would you be willing to 
> work with someone who can help you formulate that suggestion, and to 
> learn how to implement it?
> Brad,
> Would you be able to help Chris learn how to make the modifications he 
> needs to contribute a patch?  It's really as simple as pointing them to 
> the right manuals and saying "Read This Fine Manual", and then answer 
> their questions about it once they've read it, maybe even doing a 
> code-review while they're working on their patch.
>  - Hendrixski
> P.S.
> I am contributing with the Vex Browser thing with San... so hopefully 
> you'll be seeing a totally awesome patch with my name attached to it 
> soon.  :-)

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