[mythtv-users] Feature: Configurable LIRC client name [PATCH]

Jarod Wilson jarod at wilsonet.com
Mon Feb 15 20:48:48 UTC 2010

On Mon, Feb 15, 2010 at 2:55 PM, David Kubicek <foceni at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 02/15/2010 07:50 PM, Paul Harrison wrote:
>> David Kubicek wrote:
>>> This change is completely backwards compatible, transparent, safe and
>>> provides a useful new feature. Many LIRC aware applications allow for
>>> program name change for various reasons. I hope you'll consider it,
>>> thank you.
>> You'd be better opening a ticket and adding your patch there so it
>> doesn't  fall though the cracks. Most of the devs don't bother to read
>> anything in the users list because of the high signal to noise ratio.
>> danielk is probably  the best dev to assign the ticket to since he has
>> worked on the lirc code recently. Not sure that running more than one
>> myth app is a supported configuration but I'll let Daniel decide on that
>> one.
> I CC'd the -dev list to make sure it's seen, but if you think I should open
> a ticket, I can do that too some time later.

Pretty sure I replied to two of your earlier patches saying "file a
ticket". Its not just a "I think you should", its a "do it, or nobody
is going to take you seriously". Seriously. Patches need to be tracked
somewhere other than a mailing list archive. Otherwise, they get lost
and/or forgotten.

> MythTV is primarily designed to be controlled remotely - I reckon whatever
> patch is there ready to help in this regard, it should be welcome, right? :)
> This snippet just adds a reasonable option for LIRC users: there are several
> MythUI applications so it should be possible to tell them apart if one
> desires. My $0.02 :)

I think it sounds like a reasonable patch. I'd even be happy to try it
out and comment on it, and hell, maybe even apply it. But... only
after its got a proper ticket in trac. :)

Jarod Wilson
jarod at wilsonet.com

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