[mythtv-users] Groups, multiple viewers and the watched icon

Tim Ashman tim at ashmans.net
Mon Dec 28 17:59:33 UTC 2009

On Monday 28 December 2009 09:48:03 am Robert McNamara wrote:
> On Mon, Dec 28, 2009 at 9:42 AM, Tim Ashman <tim at ashmans.net> wrote:
> > Hey, I'm running mythbuntu 9.10 myth .22
> >
> > My kids and I share just this one myth backend/frontend.  I was wondering
> > is there a way to create a group for each of us, then have the watched
> > icon show by groups so that if I watch a show it shows a watched icon for
> > my group but not for the groups for my kids and vice-versa.
> >
> > We like a lot of the same shows and it is hard to know when we can delete
> > a show.
> >
> > Thanks
> >
> > tim
> Hi Tim,
> No, not presently.  For this to really work properly, Myth would need
> to support multiple users.  There was a Summer of Code project several
> years ago that aimed to make Myth multiuser, but the author failed to
> complete his work.  It would be a lot of work to complete the project
> since much of myth's code is based on per-host settings and not
> per-user settings.  If someone out there is looking for a truly
> worthwhile project to get started in Myth development (although
> admittedly a huge one), this would be an awesome choice.
> Robert

Thanks Robert,  

I guess I could have multiple front ends hooked into the tv..  haha  kinda 
over kill but then each one of us would just pick their "input" to the tv, we 
would still share the backend (it is seperate now) 

thanks again.  


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