[mythtv-users] Has anybody a working copy of Mythrecipe?

Steven Adeff adeffs.mythtv at gmail.com
Tue May 22 16:59:26 UTC 2012

On Tue, May 22, 2012 at 12:29 PM, Michael T. Dean
<mtdean at thirdcontact.com> wrote:
> On 05/22/2012 11:18 AM, George Galt wrote:
>> On Tue, May 22, 2012 at 10:51 AM, Steven Adeff wrote:
>>> On Tue, May 22, 2012 at 10:28 AM, Eric Sharkey wrote:
>>>> On Tue, May 22, 2012 at 2:42 AM, Beppo wrote:
>>>>> But in my concept I want to save all my recipes at at a central place,
>>>>> best
>>>>> in a database to access the data on every computer in the home network
>>>>> and
>>>>> via browser over the internet by a mythweb module.
>>>> I think you should look into Gourmet:
>>>>  http://grecipe-manager.sourceforge.net/
>>>> If you really want to have a new MythRecipe plugin, it could be done
>>>> as a simpler interface to Gourmet, rather than trying to implement
>>>> everything and storing recipes in the mythconverg database as
>>>> MythRecipe did.   Without a new plugin, simply launching Gourmet as an
>>>> external app from the mythtv menu might get you most of what you want.
>>> MythRecipe was VERY frustrating. I really like the concept, but in the
>>> end, it just wasn't very polished.
>>> As Eric said, you are probably better off with a standard application
>>> like Gourmet Recipe Manager.
>> I'd second Steven's comments.  Because the Myth interface is geared
>> towards a remote, it doesn't really work for recipes -- other than
>> simply displaying them.  For that purpose, gourmet or krecipe work.  I
>> also use Pepper Pot on my iPad, which is great in the kitchen because
>> it can move around with you like a real cookbook.
> And, FWIW, even though Gourmet Recipe Manager is based on SQLite, it uses
> SQL Alchemy (which provides a capability of using other databases).  A
> motivated individual could likely fix gourmet to allow use with MySQL (using
> the --database-url option) relatively easily, then your EXEC in the MythTV
> menu could run it against a (non-mythconverg, I'd highly recommend***)
> database on the same server that hosts the MythTV mythconverg database, so
> the data is available on any host.  Or, better, because it's not a MythTV
> plugin, you'd be able to run it independently of MythTV--allowing tiled or
> separate-screen usage while playing back recordings/video using MythTV (as I
> mentioned before).
> See
> http://blog.henrygis.com/2011/02/running-gourmet-recipe-manager-side-by.html
> http://blog.henrygis.com/2011/02/setting-up-gourmet-recipe-manager-part.html
> and I'm pretty sure the author would be pleased to receive patches that fix
> MySQL support:
> http://sourceforge.net/projects/grecipe-manager/forums/forum/371767/topic/3397765
> (3rd post, by thomas_hinkle , the author/creator/admin of Gourmet)
> and, for the "marketing" reasons to choose gourmet:
> http://grecipe-manager.sourceforge.net/
> I know that AnyMeal ( http://sourceforge.net/projects/anymeal/ ) uses MySQL,
> already, but it seems to be more basic and may or may not be abandoned (if
> nothing else, it's not very active--last release was Feb 2010, and the web
> site is dead:  http://www.wedesoft.demon.co.uk/anymeal-api/ ).  Not sure
> about others, like krecipe and such...
> Mike
> *** There's no reason for Gourmet Recipe Manager to use MythTV's database to
> store its data.  None of the data would be MythTV-specific, so it makes more
> sense to create a Gourmet-specific database for just your recipes.  This
> would make maintenance easier and more flexible, and would also allow
> non-MythTV users to use MySQL for Gourmet storage, using the exact same
> approach you use.

I think I may need to seriously look into Gourmet now instead of my
current LibreOffice recipe document template...

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