[mythtv] Time to retire mythweb?

f-myth-users at lab.media.mit.edu f-myth-users at lab.media.mit.edu
Sat Dec 11 19:30:02 UTC 2021

    > Date: Sat, 11 Dec 2021 09:15:19 -0600
    > From: Richard Shaw <hobbes1069 at gmail.com>

    > Before formally retiring mythweb on RPM Fusion as it doesn't work with the
    > latest PHP I wanted to confirm that it will not be updated.

    > Any reason not to retire it at this point?

As a happy Ubuntu (20.04) user of Mythweb, I sure hope that the PHP
issue is fixable.  (I saw the thread on mythtv-users but don't have
a good idea of what would be involved in fixing it.)

Mythweb is 99% of how I interact with Myth, and if it won't work after
some PHP version, that'll be the last version I upgrade to, given the
comment that WebFrontend hasn't been updated in four years, either.

It would be very helpful to know what's missing from WebFrontend that
Mythweb has, so people don't just have to figure it out, and it would
also be useful to have some idea of how much patching Mythweb might
need.  I can't offer a patch---at least, not right this second---because
I don't have PHP8 setup, and no doubt others are better at random PHP
stuff than I am anyway, but I'd be very sad if Mythweb went away without
something that at least does everything it does.  (I -have- made some
private patches over the years to Mythweb, so I'm at least a little
familiar with parts of it, but I don't have a test setup for PHP8.
If someone has ideas for how to set up a minimal environment to do
that without having to installed 21.x (or equivalent), install PHP8,
and install Myth, just to see what's involved in fixing Mythweb,
that would also be handy.)

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