[mythtv-users] Feature request. MythVideo folder browser.
myth at dgreaves.com
Fri May 21 17:44:47 EDT 2004
Dan Morphis wrote:
> Phill Wiggin wrote:
>> C'mon. It's a Feature Request, not a Feature Demand. Why get all ...
>> indignant (?) ... when someone points out something that might make
>> the project more usable? Why not just say, "If enough people need
>> this, we might add it in the future. In the mean time, you might try
> The problem is the "we". You presume that the developers and
> contributors on the project just sit around and wait for people to
> submit ideas. They don't. If the developers and contributors on the
> project have an itch, they scratch it.
> 1,000 people could request this feature, and I don't honestly see
> Isaac, Thor, Bruce, Matt, J Donavan, Chris, Kirby, Myself, or any of
> the other regular contributors chomping at the bit waiting for people
> to demand more of their time. The developers and contributors have an
> idea for something they'd like to see mythtv do, and they implement
> it. Take for example the language support, if I recall the thread way
> back when correctly; someone said they want to see the text translated
> into abc language. Isaac said something to the effect of, then
> impliment it and send in a patch. This person did, and the rest is
> If MythTV was a commercial product, there would be no problem with
> asking the developers, (whom you are paying by way of buying a license
> to the product) to impliment xyz feature. But the fact is, MythTV is
> a free, open source project. If their is a preticular feature you
> want, impliment it.
Can I suggest the harsh comments would have been perfectly at home if
wishes like that were posted in the dev-list.
This is the user list.
We have power users, users and the odd luser (far fewer than many lists)
A fair few post wishes - why don't you point them at the FAQ entry that
says "the developers don't tend to read wish lists"?
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