[mythtv-users] Announcing a MythTV Indicator for Ubuntu Unity panels

Doug Vaughan r.d.vaughan at rogers.com
Tue Mar 6 20:45:33 UTC 2012

Announcing a MythTV Unity panel indicator for Ubuntu 11.04 and higher

    This indicator displays the status of Scheduled and Recording
programs. A program's meta data including artwork can be displayed in a
pop-up window.

- Supports MythTV versions 0.24 and 0.25
- Auto configuration attempts to detect your MythTV backend version and
configures the indicator accordingly
- Unity panel icons reflect MythTV's current state:
   - Recording with a HH:MM counting down until the recording ends
   - Idle (Nothing is being recorded)
   - The MythTV backend is unavailable
- Four alternate sizes for the meta data details pop-up
   - Three different theme sizes all include artwork (when available)
   - A theme that displays program meta data without artwork
- Notifications
    - When a recording starts or stops
    - When the MythTV backend is started or stopped
- Preferences GUI pop-up allows users to change the indicator's default
- With MythTV v0.25 installed, no other components of MythTV need be
present on your client machine as the Service API's provide all required
access to your backend server
- A Launchpad PPA is available for easy installation/removal and updates
through Update Manager. The PPA includes both 32 and 64bit debs for
Ubuntu 11.04 and higher
- An option to include MiroBridge downloaded videos with notifications
and metadata details pop-up

For full details including screen images see the MythTV indicator wiki at:

I understand that many users passionately do not like the Ubuntu Unity
desktop. Please refrain from cluttering this thread with those views.
The use of this indicator is entirely optional.

As an alternative Douglas Pealehas has developed a Gnome2 panel applet
see: http://www.mythtv.org/Mythstatus.py



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