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

David Engel david at istwok.net
Thu Sep 14 14:39:55 UTC 2023

On Wed, Sep 13, 2023 at 09:20:17PM +0100, Paul Harrison wrote:
> 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.

Inertia can be a hard thing to overcome.

> 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 :)

I can still see that position as being valid.  Peter's web setup work
would qualify for doing a release.


> 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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David Engel
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