[mythtv] [mythtv-commits] Ticket #9348: osx-packager - make preparing MythAVTest & MythWelcome optional

Craig Treleaven ctreleaven at cogeco.ca
Tue Dec 14 03:46:45 UTC 2010

>#9348: osx-packager - make preparing MythAVTest & MythWelcome optional
> Reporter:  Craig Treleaven <ctreleaven@>       |          Owner:  nigel
>     Type:  Patch - Feature                      |         Status:  closed
> Priority:  minor                                |      Milestone:  unknown
>Component:  Ports - OSX                          |        Version:
> Severity:  medium                               |  0.24-fixes
> Keywords:                                       |     Resolution:  Won't
>                                                 |  Fix
>                                                 |  Ticket locked:  0
>Changes (by robertm):
> * status:  assigned => closed
> * resolution:   => Won't Fix
> Not building core binaries is not acceptable, especially in a build script
> we maintain.  The compile time and space of these two binaries is trivial.
> Plus, all OS X users *should* have mythavtest available for diagnostic
> purposes.

For the record, the patch is about making it _optional_ to build all 3 app bundles.  I've been trying to debug building the plugins** and it helped me to not have to build and delete three apps before the next go round.  And the time savings sure didn't hurt.

Beyond that, I question how many Mac users are actually using either MythAVTest.app or MythWelcome.app.  I've been following the Myth mailings lists for about 4 years and I've never seen a Mac user mention either one.  There is minimal documentation on either.  (I created the MythAVTest wiki page in 2009 after finding some notes in doxygen.) 

**With the last svn checkout of .24-fixes...
MythBrowser, MythGallery, MythMusic, MythVideo and MythNews build OK and appear to work.  MythNetvision won't build claiming the Python bindings are missing.  I just got MythWeather to build but haven't tested it.  Plan to have a go at MythArchive if I can find some more time.

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