[mythtv-users] Zap2It fiasco - what can we as users do?

Jay R. Ashworth jra at baylink.com
Tue Jun 26 15:15:27 UTC 2007

On Tue, Jun 26, 2007 at 09:59:09AM -0500, Victor Perez wrote:
>    On 6/22/07, Brian Wood <[1]beww at beww.org> wrote:
>      Michael Jones wrote:
>      The best thing he could tell you is: Just wait and see what happens. We
>      have already been told that the devs are working on it. I can't think of
>      any group better qualified to look into the matter, or more likely to
>      succeed.
>    What are the devs working on?, we need to know. A deal with TMS or
>    any other listing provider (if any) is not good enough. We need
>    to make mythtv independent of any third party commercial source
>    and I suggest the devs to come out of the dark and talk so we can
>    coordinate a single effort, otherwise we are going to have a mess.

There's More Than One Way To Do It.  :-)

>    Our current scenario:
>    - Group A (the devs) is doing God knows what
>    - Groups B, C, D and F are negotiating a license with TMS to create a
>    subscription based datadirect.

The devs are, as far as we know, doing what you suggest in Group B, et
al, and I don't believe anyone else is, as we were asked not to.

>    - Groups H, I, J, etc are coming up with free solutions (bittorrent, nntp,
>    cddb like, etc)

That's us.  :-)

>    What is going to happen:
>    - Some groups comes out with a commercial solution


>    - Others create a bittorrent based solution


>    - The devs come out with their own thing and since they manage the code
>    refuse to merge the other solutions.

Almost as unlikely, but also immaterial; creating add-ons to populate
the schedule DB and trigger the scheduler is pretty trivial.

>    - Other groups fork the code
>    - Welcome to mythhell

End of Usenet; film at 11.

Spare us the fire and brimstone, willya?  Things are proceeding pretty
decently at the moment, so far as we know, and Chris Peterson is
keeping us as up to date as seems practical on what the devgroup is

If that effort fails, the parallel short- and long-term projects may
turn out to be necessary.  If the effort succeeds, then the long-term
project will still be productive, which is why we're doing it.

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