Opened 4 years ago

Last modified 3 years ago

#12977 closed Developer Task

Improved Frontend Startup in case of connection problems — at Initial Version

Reported by: Peter Bennett Owned by: Peter Bennett
Priority: minor Milestone: 29.0
Component: MythTV - General Version: Master Head
Severity: medium Keywords:
Cc: Ticket locked: no


When starting up the MythTV frontend, if the database is unavailable, the user gets the Country and Language selection page, even if they have previously completed setup. This is confusing to the newcomer and annoying to the experienced user. If the user continues with selecting Country and Language it does not resolve things and leads one down a rat hole.

If the user has set up database WOL, the experience is also not good. There is no feedback while the database is starting up. Nothing is displayed, and it looks as if nothing is happening for however long it takes for the database wakeup.

I plan to add a new MythTV startup page that will be displayed if the database and backend are not immediately available, and if setup was previously done (i.e. config.xml is available). It will wait a reasonable time for the database and for the backend, while showing user messages as to what is happening. After some time if the database and backend are not available it will provide buttons to "Retry", "Setup", or "Exit". Selecting Setup will continue to Language selection as at present.

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