[mythtv-users] Watch TV button in frontend does not do anything

Steve Adeff adeffs at gmail.com
Wed Nov 9 23:46:20 EST 2005

On Wednesday 09 November 2005 21:19, Donavan Stanley wrote:
> On 11/8/05, Steve Adeff <adeffs at gmail.com> wrote:
> > your right, i'd rather not argue with the ignorant.
> And yet you're on a mailing list for a piece of software largely written by
> this "idiot".

not idiot, just ignorant in this case. I'm no idiot, yet I'm ignorant to 
coding, so I don't try to. But I can help in other areas, so I do try. My 
issue with Isaac is that he refuses to believe that the grammar of the 
svn.mythtv.org page may be incorrect, or that the information could be 
clairified further. He also fails to understand that while it may not be his 
intent, there are average joe's using SVN and without some disclaimers these 
people are not going to follow rules listed on completely different page. The 
MythTV.org docs don't even explain this stuff, so don't expect joe-accountant 
who finds MythTV really cool and wants to get some of the latest updates 
running and decides to go to SVN to get them to know what obscure page to 
look at. Adding a few sentences to the svn page solves all these issues, and 
he doesn't even have to maintain it, he's got users on this list willing to 
help out in this area so that he can worry about making the changes to LiveTV 
and getting it back to operational order quicker.

somone else just recently posted quite a lengthy email regarding F/OSS 
developers ignorance to user experience, so I won't get into that except to 
emphasize the fact that this would not be the first F/OSS project I've tried 
to involve myself in only to find that the developers have very little use 
for improving the user experience. Some are willing to work with the users 
that want to help in this area, some don't, I now know where Isaac stands and 
I will not try and provide any help again.


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