Opened 10 years ago

Closed 10 years ago

#6813 closed enhancement (wontfix)

Patch to manage upcoming recordings from the "Watch Recordings" screen

Reported by: cizek@… Owned by: Isaac Richards
Priority: minor Milestone: unknown
Component: MythTV - General Version: 0.21-fixes
Severity: medium Keywords:
Cc: Ticket locked: no

Description

Attached is a patchset which displays upcoming recordings in the "Watch Recordings" screen and allows the user to manage them from there -- any "Upcoming Recordings" functionality can be done here.

I've got two screenshots which display this, one showing the display under "All Programs" (existing recordings are white, the upcoming recordings are green and conflicts pink), and one which displays the current and upcoming recordings under a specific category.

There are four patches:

  • 032-watchrec.sort.1.patch (allow sorting of the displayed programs)
  • 033-showwatched.1.patch (hide / show watched programs)
  • 100-playbackbox_menurepeat.patch
  • 128-UpcomingMediaLibrary?.13.patch

The first three are existing patches from the users and dev lists, and are necessary for the fourth patch to apply. The "128" patch adds this functionality to the "Watch Recordings" screen.

This adds a hotkey "5" which cycles through the level of upcoming recordings to display (none / recording / recording & inactive / all)

These patches are against 0.21-fixes. Unfortunately my development system died so I can't try this against trunk right now.

Attachments (8)

general.jpg (102.3 KB) - added by anonymous 10 years ago.
category.jpg (107.6 KB) - added by anonymous 10 years ago.
032-watchrec.sort.1.patch (8.3 KB) - added by anonymous 10 years ago.
033-showwatched.1.patch (3.6 KB) - added by anonymous 10 years ago.
100-playbackbox_menurepeat.patch (5.3 KB) - added by anonymous 10 years ago.
128-UpcomingMediaLibrary.13.patch (18.5 KB) - added by anonymous 10 years ago.
128-UpcomingMediaLibrary.w178.patch (30.5 KB) - added by Bill <billstuff2001@…> 10 years ago.
194-Upcoming.norecording.display.patch (5.4 KB) - added by Bill <billstuff2001@…> 10 years ago.

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Change History (11)

Changed 10 years ago by anonymous

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Changed 10 years ago by anonymous

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comment:1 Changed 10 years ago by stuartm

Resolution: invalid
Status: newclosed

Sorry but patches really have to be against trunk which has been re-written so these patches will definately not apply.

On a personal note I don't really like this idea, it further complicates an already complicated screen (in code terms). It's not a flat refusal, but you would need to find other devs to back it.

Changed 10 years ago by Bill <billstuff2001@…>

Changed 10 years ago by Bill <billstuff2001@…>

comment:2 Changed 10 years ago by Bill <billstuff2001@…>

Resolution: invalid
Status: closednew

New patchset for this functionality:

These are against trunk. To try them out do the following:

  • Select theme MythCenter?-wide.
  • Go into the "Watch Recordings" screen.
  • Key '6' : cycle through (Current Recordings Only / Current and Upcoming Recordings / Upcoming Recordings Only)
  • Key '5' : If Upcoming Recordings are displayed, cycle through (Important / All) Upcoming Recordings

This is rough / POC code. It works best only with MythCenter?-wide and the hotkeys as described above, and there's no indication of what's actually being displayed (Current vs. Upcoming). If there's any interest in putting this into trunk I'll help pretty it up to work nicely with other themes.

-Bill

comment:3 Changed 10 years ago by robertm

Resolution: wontfix
Status: newclosed

Bill,

A very sincere thank you for your work on this. After some discussion amongst the developers, we've decided this isn't exactly the direction we want to go with the Watch Recordings screen. We *do* want to consolidate some of the screens together (the recording title/people/etc. searches) but the current and upcoming recordings from a user interface point of view just don't feel natural to us.

Some other random commentary that might be useful to you in the future:

  • We're trying to move away from the "number button = change view" functionality. We'd rather allow for friendly menus that have the user selecting the view from a plain-english list.
  • It would be nice to avoid "generic" topline/midline/bottomline stuff, it implies a fixed/strict layout we're trying to avoid with MythUI.
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