[mythtv] Backend AutoDiscovery

Jos Hoekstra joshoekstra at gmx.net
Fri Sep 14 22:25:55 UTC 2007

Stuart Auchterlonie schreef op 14-9-2007 17:51:
> Fred Squires wrote:
>>>> I was thinking of moving the dependent UI/Theme settings into config.xml
>>>> and make the settings local to each frontend, but was met with some
>>>> resistance. This would make the frontends run, with limited functionality,
>>>> without having a direct connection to the database (there would need to be
>>>> code to sync settings between frontends to make it useful for installs with
>>>> more than one frontend).
>>> We've discussed the frontends having their own embedded database for storing
>>> frontend specific and caching some global settings, I think this would be
>>> preferred over a move to text based config files.
>> This would be good for local video storage on a laptop.  So you could
>> transfer recordings to the laptop to allow for viewing on the road
>> without the need for a local backend.
> That'll be exactly why we are looking towards a small embedded DB.
> Stuart

 From a user POV this would be a great feature, this makes for a better 
portabality of my frontend if I go to the parents for the weekend. 
Connect my laptop to the TV, pop out the remote and watch the recordings 
we like.

Now it is hard to use myth somewhere else because it can't connect to 
the database and refuses to start normally.



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