[mythtv-users] An option for watching tv

Brad Benson bbenso1 at gmail.com
Fri Dec 1 18:24:23 UTC 2006

On 12/1/06, Mudit Wahal <mwahal at gmail.com> wrote:
> That should really cut down 90% of the liveTV and other
> complaints/requests. Because as I see, any requests asked by the end user
> which conflicts with the devs, eventually ends in up in "send me your patch
> !". If I was not an actual coder, I'd think the devs are asking for a
> Nicotine patch or something !

Yes, I'd say that's pretty accurate.  Since the devs are the ones doing all
the work, for free mind you, how do you propose that conflict be resolved?
You're saying that any end user request that conflicts with how the
developers want things to run ends up with the developer saying "send me
your patch to implement that change".  You would expect the developers to
say, "Okay, I get no compensation for this whatsoever but you, a person I
have never met, really want this feature so sure, I'll devote my time to it
for the next several days/weeks/months and get that feature right out to you
even though I don't like it and will never use it"?

That's ridiculous.  There are many PVR products out there.  If MythTV
doesn't work the way someone wants it to then they are free to
explore/buy/use any other product that does work for them or to submit
patches to Myth if they are willing/able.  No one is forcing anyone to use
MythTV.  If you have a job you want done, find the tool that works best for
the job and works most like the way you want it to work.  Then use that
tool.  If Myth is that tool, but there are a few things that could be better
then by all means, feel free to make suggestions, but when the people that
create Myth say no, they won't make that change either find a different tool
or learn to live with that "shortcoming".  It's really that simple.

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