[mythtv-users] What does Myth *really* require in terms ofwindowingr?

Yeechang Lee ylee at pobox.com
Mon Aug 7 15:31:22 UTC 2006

Kevin Hulse <jedi at mishnet.org> says:
> 	It makes you look like an idiot when you code a Unix server
> to require a GUI. A Unix server shouldn't even need a video
> card. You should be able to install/boot/configure it with nothing
> more than an 2400bps serial connection.

I wouldn't have put it quite so rudely, especially coming from someone
who publicly goes by the name "jedi" (everyone, feel free to draw your
own assumptions on the severity of Kevin's pilosebaceous eruptions and
general daily hygiene, or lack thereof). Kevin is also of course
ignoring/is unaware of the ability to use ssh -X to run mythtv-setup
on a remote machine with X on it; certainly, expecting that sshd be
present on the backend doesn't seem unreasonable. (Qt is another
story, admittedly, but it's still much lighter than the entire X

However, Kevin does have a point about how, in the long term, I hope
(and expect) that mythtv-setup will migrate to another form. Ideally,
it shouldn't exist at all, with all setup occurring through
mythfrontend. (Mythfrontend already contains settings that properly
[and confusingly] belong on a backend-settings module, such as
"Default transcoder.") Perhaps, before that day comes, the qt-console
project could be used to generate a console-friendly mythtv-setup?

Yeechang Lee <ylee at pobox.com> | +1 650 776 7763 | San Francisco CA US

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