[mythtv] mythtv branch master updated by gigem. v0.26-pre-173-g71c65ba

John P Poet jppoet at gmail.com
Wed May 9 04:07:34 UTC 2012

On Tue, May 8, 2012 at 8:07 AM, David Engel <david at istwok.net> wrote:
> On Mon, May 07, 2012 at 07:18:40PM -0600, John P Poet wrote:
>> On Mon, May 7, 2012 at 8:16 AM, David Engel <david at istwok.net> wrote:
>> > On Sun, May 06, 2012 at 07:58:11PM -0600, John P Poet wrote:
>> >> On Thu, May 3, 2012 at 7:24 PM, Git Repo Owner <noreply at mythtv.org> wrote:
>> >> > Add recording rule templates.
>> >> > Recording rule templates are used to initialize new recording rules.
>> >> > Templates can also be used to modify existing rules.  The "Default"
>> >> > template replaces several, individual settings previously available in
>> >> > the Setup wizard.  Those settings are automatically propagated to the
>> >> > Default template.
>> >> >
>> >> > Templates can be added, edited and deleted from within the Recording
>> >> > Rules screen.  To add a new template, choose MENU / "New Template" and
>> >> > then enter the name of the new template.  To edit a template,
>> >> > highlight it and then choose ENTER or EDIT to bring up the schedule
>> >> > editor.  To delete a template, highlight it and then choose DELETE or
>> >> > edit it and change the type to "Delete this recording rule template."
>> >>
>> >> I think this is an awesome feature.  Unfortunately, I seem to be
>> >> missing something...
>> >>
>> >> When I hit 'M'enu within the Recording Rule screen, the only I option
>> >> I see in the list, is "Use Template".  "New Template" is not an
>> >> option.  If I click on "Use Template", the only item in the list is
>> >> "Default".
>> >>
>> >> Do I need to do something to get "New Template" to be an option?
>> >
>> > It sounds like you're in the Schedule Editor (where you can change the
>> > type and other settings for a single recording rule.  That's the only
>> > place the "Use Template" options comes up.  The "New Template" menu
>> > option is in the Recording Rules (and Set Priorities) screens.  That's
>> > where you have a list of all of your recording rules.  They are both
>> > under the "Manage Recordings" screen off the main main menu.
>> Indeed.  The only times I have been on that screen in the last year,
>> was to test theming it.  It just did not occur to me, that that was
>> the screen you meant.
>> I take it, for the auto-selection to work, that the template name must
>> match including case.  I created a template called "Movie", but it did
>> not automatically get selected when I added a "Find One" rule for a
>> "Type: movie".  At least when I checked the filters, they did not
>> match what I had selected in the "Movie" template.
> It's supposed to ignore case.  Tell me which movie you tried and I'll
> see if I can reproduce your problem.

It is working tonight.  Probably user error.

>> It might be nice to put the template name into a field that the theme
>> can display in the Schedule Editor, to let the user know which
>> template has been auto-selected for that rule.
> It's already there.  An item named "template" is in the InfoMap and
> available to themes.  See what I did for MythCenter-wide as an
> example.

Awesome!  Just added it to Steppes, and it works great.  I want to
tweak a few other things in Steppes, so I will take this opportunity,
and push a new version in the next day or so.


A: Because it messes up the order in which people normally read text.
Q: Why is top-posting such a bad thing?

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