[mythtv-users] EOL for MythArchive, MythZoneminder, MythBrowser and MythMusic Re: linking mythtv with zoneminder live view
dheianevans at gmail.com
Mon Mar 26 00:56:59 UTC 2018
On Sun, Mar 25, 2018, 8:46 PM Stephen Worthington <stephen_agent at jsw.gen.nz>
> On Sun, 25 Mar 2018 22:24:02 +0000, you wrote:
> >On Sun, Mar 25, 2018 at 3:18 PM Mark Perkins <perkins1724 at hotmail.com>
> >> On 25 March 2018 8:52:30 pm Paul Harrison <mythtv at sky.com> wrote:
> >> Yeah we are currently discussing this on the private developers list.
> >> The plan is remove all the plugins and the frontend but leave the
> >> backend for now. We will be removing them next Sunday for ALL versions.
> >> This will allow us to concentrate on the backend and the Services API
> >> that 3rd parties can use.
> >> What do you think? Good plan?
> >> Paul H.
> >> ___________________________________________
> >> If I may ask, where are the developers planning to move their frontends
> >> or what are the main alternatives?
> >> The only two I am aware of are Kodi and Plex. Are there others?
> >> _______________________________________________
> >FWIW, This is basically what I've been asking for for years. Making the
> >services API a first class citizen. Simplifying the frontend to do only TV
> >stuff (eg. dropping all the plugins) and make it use only the services
> >This makes the frontend basically a POC to show off what the backend can
> >and then let 3rd party frontends flourish (which probably means assisting
> >in their development somewhat).
> That is a recipe for disaster - it could kill the entire MythTV
> project. The users of MythTV use mythfrontend - that is what they see
> and love. Only a small minority use other frontends (eg Kodi), and
> they still have to use mythfrontend for some things Kodi does not do.
> Mythfrontend's ability to be used from a remote control and to do
> everything that is necessary for excellent and comfortable TV viewing
> must remain! If you want to change how it works underneath to use the
> Services API, fine, that is probably a good idea. But the Services
> API is insufficient to be able to make mythfrontend do everything it
> needs yet - do NOT remove functionality from mythfrontend. Make the
> Services API fully functional and convert mythfrontend to using it as
> the necessary functions are added.
> I guess my completely naive question is why not want MythTV to be a
> competitor to the others e.g. a Lifehacker article "Home Theater Showdown:
> Kodi vs MythTV vs Plex"? Is it a development time/resources issue as in we
> have a great backend code but let's let these bigger projects take care of
> accessing it? Again not a critical question but just a clueless one. :-)
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