[mythtv-users] Programming remote button bindings (WAS: What major features are planned for 0.27?)

jedi jedi at mishnet.org
Thu Nov 29 02:21:27 UTC 2012

On Wed, Nov 28, 2012 at 11:08:01PM +0000, Simon Hobson wrote:
> Michael T. Dean wrote:
> >>>I still don't get why people think doing this (and repeating it with
> >>>each upgrade--and on each system) is easier than creating (or, likely,
> >>>downloading) a single LIRC configuration file for the remote
> >>>(lircd.conf) and a LIRC configuration for MythTV (~/.lircrc) and any
> >>>other application you want to use with the remote, which can then be
> >>>backed up with your other configuration files and just dropped in place
> >>>whenever you upgrade your distro or set up a new system or...
> Since there is now in-kernel support, using an extra package/layer
> is as sensible as having an extra package/software layer to make
> (say) a keyboard work. Clearly LIRC exists because in-kernel support

   As long as it's transparent to the end user then it really doesn't
matter. The power users continue to have their toys and the n00bs don't
even have to know what they're missing.

   Going out of your way to cripple the system and annoy legacy users
simply isn't necessary.


   It's fine to cater to the n00bs and have nice sensible defaults. It's
quite another thing to let them drive system architecture. If you have
no imagination, you will never understand the value of more interesting

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