[mythtv] Ticket #4956: Make MythXML's GetProgramGuide return shows inclusively

Michael T. Dean mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Tue Jul 8 19:17:05 UTC 2008

On 07/08/2008 02:58 PM, Chase Douglas wrote:
> As I've posted on the ticket itself 
> (http://svn.mythtv.info/trac/ticket/4956), I really need this simple 
> patch applied. Could someone please take a look at the patch and 
> either apply it

Even if it's applied immediately, it likely won't go to -fixes, meaning 
it won't be available "to the general public" until the 0.22 release.  
That means if you want to write a client that's usable by 0.21(-fixes) 
users, you'd have to write it to work with the "old" approach (and 
support the "new" approach once available).  If you're writing a client 
for yourself, you can simply apply the patch to your own tree (though I 
haven't tried lately, it should apply cleanly to either -fixes or trunk).

It is possible that the devs may include it in -fixes under a loose 
definition of the word "fix" (since it seems that so far no clients have 
begun heavily using MythXML's GetProgramGuide), but even then, if you 
want to support 0.21 users, you may want to support the old approach so 
you don't have to tell them they need SVN revision X or higher (or so 
you don't have to respond to a bunch of "it doesn't work--I don't see 
any shows listed" questions about your client).

> or state why it can't be applied right now?

I'm pretty sure it's just a time thing.  There are somewhere around 600 
open tickets, right now, after all.

Also, if you send an iPhone (based on your link to 
http://trac2.assembla.com/mymote ) to Greg Estabrooks (the current owner 
of the ticket), he may actually find this ticket to be higher priority 
once he receives it.  :)

Mike (a.k.a. sphery--the guy who posted the ticket :)

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