[mythtv-users] new YouTube plugin for MythTV

Islam Amer pharon at gmail.com
Tue Nov 13 16:45:40 UTC 2007

Well mythtv is GPL after all, so forking it is not an evil thing.

Probably it was froked because it was based on an ancient version of

Did you actually try to see the theme ?

About the basic stuff like wget and ffmpeg your comment is right of
course, but I was talking about things like handling the network, how
can you do that without gaining elevated privileges ?

On Tue, 2007-11-13 at 14:06 +0000, Justin Hornsby wrote:
> Islam Amer wrote:
> > Hello all.
> >
> > Yes I agree some parts of the code in that project is badly done,
> > specially the youtube plugin.
> >
> > However I see some useful intermediate / minor additions. Sysinfo plugin
> > for example, the Arabic translation, user interface simplifications, the
> > new theme etc ..
> >
> > Though the network plugin looks ubuntu specific, I think it would be
> > nice to generalise it for distros like mythdora and such. It too faces
> > the "sudo" problem.
> >
> > Maybe it is possible to have a gksudo like dialog in mythtv to handle
> > these situations ?
> >
> > Thank you.
> >   
> The big question in my mind would be: why the need to fork mythtv in the 
> first place, rather than contribute into the main project? This helps 
> nobody IMHO.
> Whoever forked my theme content might do well to change the README files 
> in there too since I don't want to be associated with a badly coded fork 
> of mythtv.
> As for _any_ program needing to gain root privileges to do basic stuff - 
> it's BAD, end of story.  The very fact it's using 'sudo' is beside the 
> point.
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