[mythtv-users] A hope regarding the new SchedulesDirect methodology

David Shay david at shay.net
Thu Aug 9 18:51:33 UTC 2007

On 8/9/07, Michael T. Dean <mtdean at thirdcontact.com> wrote:
> On 08/09/2007 01:14 PM, Chris Petersen wrote:
> > Asher wrote:
> >
> >> While I understand that this is a fundamental low level issue, but
> >> maybe there is a way around it by having a higher level account that
> >> people have at SD, which is a container for multiple other accounts
> >> that contain the lineups.
> >>
> > That would probably violate our agreement with TMS, not to mention be a
> > headache to develop.  We did talk about this kind of thing, though --
> > offering some kind of "sub account" for people in your situation at a
> > significantly reduced cost.  But I don't think that it will be able to
> > happen.
> Chris, the patch in #3299 will allow filtering of one "larger" lineup by
> mfdb (technically allows keeping channels in the lineup even if they're
> not associated with the current video source).  However, it should
> probably be modified to include some caching mechanism (as without the
> modification, it downloads the one larger lineup once for each video
> source that uses the lineup).
> Since so many people are worried about this, perhaps one of them who
> needs this functionality will write the caching logic (technically, they
> just have to ensure that we cache the downloaded data longer than we
> currently do)...
> Mike

I'm one of those who needs this....  I will take a look at this
tonight, although I'll have to tear myself away from my other patch.
Of course, that might do my sanity some good.

Has the base patch (3299) been tested and proved working, so that the
only real open issue to worry about is caching?

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