[mythtv] [mythtv-commits] Ticket #8805: Source->Switch Source missing

Kevin Kuphal kkuphal at gmail.com
Wed Sep 15 13:37:56 UTC 2010

On Wed, Sep 15, 2010 at 8:15 AM, Daniel Kristjansson
<danielk at cuymedia.net>wrote:

> On Wed, 2010-09-15 at 13:10 +0800, Mark Kendall wrote:
> > On 15 September 2010 03:21, MythTV <mythtv at cvs.mythtv.org> wrote:
> > Thanks Daniel - that's what I thought it was trying to do. As noted in
> > my commit, it was a simple error.
> >
> > I've not addressed the issue of whether the Input Switching should be
> > removed or not - there seems to be a difference of opinion. If someone
> > wants to make an 'executive' decision, then I'll happily take it out.
> *shrug* My first choice would be to just map it to some other key,
> but it's more because I think most users will be looking for "Switch
> Source" whether they know it or not and may find Switch Input instead.
> Then they will file bug reports demanding Switch Input be rewritten
> to function like Switch Source (why is my DVB card showing up eight
> times and crowding my other cards off the menu?!?!) But there are
> other solutions to the problem. We could for instance move things
> like Switch Input to a Developer sub-menu, or we could simply rename
> it to something more opaque. For this one feature I don't care. But
> since we have a goal of simplifying the UI, how we handle it
> should probably fit within some greater plan.

I'm not sure what the negative is on Switch Input but since Inputs and
Sources tie together, wouldn't a multi-level menu work?

Switch Source/Input -> Select Source from list -> Then the user can choose
to switch to a different source on the current card (only shown if
available) or a different source and then pick the input

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