[mythtv-users] MythTV on Android

Joseph Fry joe at thefrys.com
Tue Sep 11 02:59:19 UTC 2012

> > Also, the design pattern we

> > > use aims to minimize network activity (thus saving battery) by
> > > loading the
> > > data locally to a database and most interactions with the data are
> > > through
> > > the local database. It would be far too slow from a UI/UX standpoint
> > > to
> > > always be loading data from the backend on demand, and it would
> > > drastically
> > > affect battery.
> >
> > I'm finding this a bit difficult to believe.
> >
> > Does any other frontend on any platform work this way?
> I will jump in here, somewhat to Dan's defense, since I gave him crap
> earlier
> in the week about this.
> If, as he suggests, and I'm not inclined to disbelieve him, the problem
> is that the server side of this client/server system is not presently
> optimized to support the query which his use case requires, then yes,
> I could see why he might decide to take this approach, as pessimal as it
> is.
> Whether other MythTV frontends work this way is only relevant if they are
> as network constrained as a client on an Android phone might be -- it's not
> reasonable to evaluate this merely, say, in the context of an Android
> tablet on the same WLAN as the backend.
Would it be unreasonable for the application to perform a limited query on
a smaller local dataset, and reach out to the backend for a more powerful
quer?.  For example provide a "search titles" option and have an advanced
search screen for more indepth searches against the backend DB?
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