[mythtv] New Protocol Development

Kevin Kuphal kkuphal at gmail.com
Wed Sep 24 13:55:06 UTC 2008

On Tue, Sep 23, 2008 at 6:16 PM, Colin Guthrie <mythtv at colin.guthr.ie>wrote:

> Kevin Kuphal wrote:
> > I'd rather see people spending efforts documenting the existing protocol
> > and improving the UPnP support because ultimately, the better the UPnP
> > support, the more clients Myth will work with for playback, even if
> > other advanced scheduling features and such aren't present.  Also having
> > UPnP client support in the frontend would let the Myth client work with
> > more backend video sources.
> Big nod in that general direction from me. If I wasn't rushed off my
> feet with other projects I'd try and do something here, but sadly I
> simply don't have the time right now.
> IIRC from previous protocol discussions, one of the aims was to stop
> frontends needing to connect to the mysql server directly - that is, the
> protocol, should be the protocol and nothing else needed. It should be
> possible to grab all the necessary information, and perform the
> necessary updates all without mysql libraries. Perhaps this viewpoint
> has changed now or I've not remembered correctly tho', so apologies if
> that is the case!

I tend to agree with this as well only as I think it might simplify 3rd
party development by eliminating the requirement for a SQL client.  It
hasn't been much of a goal/priority for Issac given the future possibility
of a different SQLish database for MythTV so I understand the lack of
forward progress there.

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