[mythtv] Inquiry for user base data in order to try and develop and seup a new MythWeather viewer

David Backeberg dbackeberg at gmail.com
Mon May 5 13:46:20 UTC 2008

You would think we could get usage numbers out of whoever runs the
XMLTV grabber service, as they would know data about how many people
hit their servers.

Granted, the number of people running mythweather is less than the
number of people running mythtv.

On Mon, May 5, 2008 at 3:14 AM, Jonathan Martens <jonathan at snetram.nl> wrote:
> Hi all,
>  I have been using MythTV for a while now and am very pleased with it.
>  However since I do not live in the UK, US or Australia I was a bit
>  disappointed in the available grabbers for MythWeather.
>  I therefore started looking for sites that contain a lot bigger base of
>  cities than the current grabbers can source. I quickly stumbled on
>  AccuWeather and after some searching I stumbled on this link [1] a while
>   ago, mainly triggered by the service they provide to ForecastFox, a
>  weather plug-in for Firefox.
>  I contacted listed contact a while ago and got a reply that they might
>  be willing to provide services to MythTV users:
>  Quote from M. Sylvie, Director, New Media Business Development:
>  "Regarding your question, would you be disseminating the plug-in to
>  others? If so, do you have any idea how many people might use this?
>  Depending on the demands your plug-in will make on our servers, we may
>  be able to provide the API for free (in exchange for branding)."
>  Now I would like to now if there is any of such data available, so I can
>  try and contact them and see if we can work out the details. I could not
>  find any things on installed user base in the wiki or on the website, so
>  perhaps someone here does now or can give an estimate.
>  I also would like to know if I need to be aware of things such as
>  license issues before continuing as MythTV is GPL and I do not know the
>  requirements AccuWeather has for using their services, although I guess
>  they would like to have their copyright message for the data (or some
>  other branding) when viewing data grabbed from their website.
>  Is there also a vision on the branding feature mentioned by Mr. Sylvie?
>  I have developed basic grabber functionality prototypes at the moment
>  and would really like to move forward and provide this new feature to
>  MythTV users.
>  Kind regards,
>  Jonathan
>  [1]
>  <http://www.accuweather.com/promo-ad.asp?partner=accuweather&traveler=0&dir=aw&page=forecastfox>
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