Opened 16 years ago

Closed 16 years ago

#407 closed enhancement (fixed)

New feature welcome/status screen

Reported by: Paul Owned by: paulh
Priority: minor Milestone: 0.19
Component: mythtv Version: head
Severity: medium Keywords:
Cc: Ticket locked: no


This patch adds another executable called 'mythwelcome' that displays a myth themed dialog which shows a welcome/status information screen that is designed to be shown whenever the frontend is not running i.e. when the computer has been started to record a program or is waiting for the backend to shut things down.

The screen shows a status message line that indicates what the backend is currently doing eg idle, recording, comm flagging, transcoding etc. Also shows what programs are currently being recorded if any and what the next scheduled recording is. There is also a "Start MythTV Frontend" push button to start the frontend.

This is mostly useful if you have a dedicated computer running Myth that you don't want to leave running 24/7 but want it to start up automatically when a recording is about to start and shutdown when it is idle.

The patch also adds a new command line utility 'mythshutdown' that is used by both mythbackend and by mythwelcome.

The README file contains a lot more info including some installation instructions.


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Change History (3)

Changed 16 years ago by Paul

Attachment: welcomepatch.tar.gz added diff and new files

comment:1 Changed 16 years ago by paulh

Owner: changed from Isaac Richards to paulh

comment:2 Changed 16 years ago by paulh

Resolution: fixed
Status: newclosed

(In [7571]) Add new mythwelcome feature.

Probably mostly of interest to people who have a dedicated frontend/backend machine that you don't want to leave on 24/7. It provides a themed status screen that can be shown when myth has automatically started the system to record something or its waiting for the backend to become idle and shut things down.

It shows a status message, what is currently recording, and what the next scheduled recording is. Also includes a button to easily start the frontend.

The companion program mythshutdown can among other things prevent the backend prematurely shutting down the system if it is busy commercial flagging, downloading EPG data or transcoding etc

The README file in programs/mythwelcome contains a lot more details on what it can do and how to set things up.

Closes #407

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