[mythtv] Thanks for all the fish!

Erik Hovland erik at hovland.org
Mon Jan 27 00:51:42 UTC 2014

Thanks for everything. There is no denying that MythTV has been made
better by your contribution. Thanks especially for being patient and
open with new submitters (me having been one in the past). Good luck
on parenting and your next hobby.



On Sun, Jan 26, 2014 at 8:43 AM, Daniel Kristjansson
<danielk at cuymedia.net> wrote:
> I'm guessing most of you have already noticed my absence in the
> last 6-7 months. This neatly corresponds to the birth of my son
> Henning. Because I've had such a great time working on MythTV and
> meeting you all I'd like to actually say goodbye rather than just
> fading away. I've been working on MythTV for almost a decade, at
> first it was as a break from schoolwork but later it developed into
> much more. I've made friends, some of whom I've happily met in
> real life, and many more that I'd like to. If I've ever promised you
> a pint of beer, be sure that you can take me up on it :)
> So why am I leaving rather than just taking a break? It's really about
> a wandering interest. It's been a long time since I was interested in
> TV as such, but MythTV kept me engaged with the challenges of
> writing good C++ code and presenting a stable API in front of
> unstable hardware. Even beyond that, I felt part of a community that
> cares about the software they are producing. But code and community
> can only hold one so long. I haven't yet figured out what my next
> hobby programming project will be, but it will probably center around
> children or traffic safety.
> In the tradition of Eisenhower, I'll offer some advice based on my
> own mistakes. First, big rewrites are always a bad idea. Write up the
> larger plan on a wiki somewhere but implement the change in
> master in easily reviewable bits; just because branching is easy
> doesn't make it a good idea. Second, avoid recurring arguments
> with newbies by pointing to the previous incarnation of an argument
> rather than rehashing the argument; attention is a precious commodity
> in an open source project. Third, do occasionally revisit well made
> decisions. For instance, this mailing list would probably be better
> served by a forum now even though it was entirely the right decision
> to make it a mailing list when the project was founded. Fourth, don't
> take anyone's advice too seriously.
> --
> Daniel Thor Kristjansson
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Erik Hovland
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