[mythtv-users] Web interface scalability issue: Video Gallery

Paul Harrison mythtv at mythqml.net
Wed Sep 13 20:20:17 UTC 2023

On 13/09/2023 16:27, David Engel wrote:

> On Wed, Sep 13, 2023 at 03:59:30PM +0100, Paul Harrison wrote:
>> I was taking the piss out of Peter and my fellow developers. What you 
>> don't
>> know is behind the scenes I was the one pushing for the 6 month release
>> cycle. I did try to herd them in the right direction but it would be easier
>> to herd cats :) In the end I gave up trying out of frustration so exactly
>> when the next release will be is anyone's guess. David H. has said he would
>> try for February next year which sounds reasonable?
> I'm too lazy to go lookup old, email threads but I don't recall any
> insurmountable objections to more frequent releases.  As Gary
> suggests, I think the main thing preventing it, is someone willing to
> drive the release bus.  It's not too onerous for developers to hold
> off on new or dangerous changes or do them in a branch when a release
> is immanent.  The translators are the group I would be most concerned
> with having to perform their tasks more frequently.
> David

The problem I was facing was lack of enthusiasm whenever the subject was 
brought up. I was taking the silence as meaning everyone really couldn't 
be bother with it. The few comments I did get were negative towards it 
from what I remember.

To be far the last time this was discussed you did basically say you 
didn't see the point of 6 monthly releases you would prefer to just do a 
release when an important change was made or something along that line. 
I think it was a private discussion between Gary, You and I when this 
subject was last brought up but I can't be bothered to go find it either :)

Maybe we should advertise in the wanted section of the local paper.  
Wanted "Release Manager". Must be willing to work long hours with zero 
payment and no prospect of promotion. Experience of herding cats would 
be an advantage but not necessary.

Paul H.

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