[mythtv-users] **NOTE**: MythSystem Rewrite

Raymond Wagner raymond at wagnerrp.com
Sun Jan 2 05:44:48 UTC 2011

On 1/2/2011 00:40, Nick Rout wrote:
> On Sun, Jan 2, 2011 at 5:40 PM, Gavin Hurlbut<gjhurlbu at gmail.com>  wrote:
>> I have just merged our rewrite of myth_system() into master on git.
>> It likely will have some minor issues remaining, but it has been
>> tested as much as we can so far.
>> ***PLEASE*** before submitting any tickets:
>> 1) be sure to have done a make distclean.  This is a fairly large change.
>> 2) if you need to report a problem, go to:
>> http://code.mythtv.org/trac/ticket/9421.  If your problem has already
>> been reported, do NOT add a "me too".  If your particular problem has
>> not been reported, please report it in that ticket.
>> 3) to debug, I will need logs from the backend and/or frontend
>> (whereever the problem is).  Please attach them as files on the
>> ticket, not paste them inline.
>> Thanks.
> Just for those of us who are interested, but not coders and not
> running master, what is the significance of this - I assume it IS
> significant, but most of us probably don't even know what
> myth_system() does :)
> But all of us sure are interested in knowing what is coming along in myth.

The significance of this is that this is a significant rewrite of the 
handling of every external executable call in MythTV.  While completely 
transparent to the non-programming user, it is likely to cause 
unexpected bugs in the code.  This is just a notice of possible problems 
for anyone running trunk, but not subscribed to the development mailing 
list and not watching the commit logs.

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