[mythtv-users] Undelete - new feature idea

Robert Tsai mythtv at tsaiberspace.net
Wed Feb 21 02:42:05 UTC 2007

On Tue, Feb 20, 2007 at 09:31:50PM -0500, Isaac Richards wrote:
> On Tuesday 20 February 2007 9:14:52 pm David Whyte wrote:
> > On 2/21/07, Steve Hodge <stevehodge at gmail.com> wrote:
> > > It seems like all the pieces are already in place - it should be
> > > a simple patch to get this working (says the man who has never
> > > got round to looking at the code). I think it would be a useful
> > > feature.
> >
> > I would agree.  The tricky part that needs to be considered is
> > reporting the amount of disk space left.  Regardless of how many
> > big disks I put in my BE, they always seem to fill up almost
> > immediately and I use the disk space notification at the bottom of
> > the mythweb 'recorded programs' page to note whether I need to go
> > and delete some recordings or not.
> >
> > Any modification needs to ensure that those recordings that are in
> > the 'deleted' group do not count towards the amount of space that
> > is reported to be used.  This is possibly just a simple query
> > change though, I am sure.
> >
> > I looks forward to this coming soon though. ;)
> I see no reason to have a separate 'undelete' feature, since,
> really, it's the exact same functionally as toggling the auto-expire
> flag on a recording.

"Deleting" a recording (in such a "undelete" use case) would also
serve a UI function of helping to unclutter the "Watch Recordings"
playbox (when you want to find the one thing you haven't watched yet).

Having said that, ... meh.


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