[vdr] [RFC] Eliminating the 'summary' field of timers

Klaus Schmidinger Klaus.Schmidinger at cadsoft.de
Tue Feb 21 09:26:09 CET 2006


Dirk wrote:
> Klaus Schmidinger wrote:
> 
>>- The upper 16 bit of the timer's 'flag' field are no longer
>>  given any special treatment, and also shouldn't be used.
>>  Only the flags defined in vdr.5 shall be used.
>>
> 
> 
> I am using a script I wrote to add and manage my timers automatically.
> The script is using these upper 16 bits to identify which
> timers have been added by the script and which have been
> added or changed manually. This is done by setting an id
> (magic number) in these upper 16 bits. Later, only timers
> which have this id are touched (modified) by the script.
> 
> The thing I like is the fact that (from vdr.5) "When a user
> modifies an active timer, the upper  16 bits of this
> unsigned 32 bit parameter will be explicitly set to 0."
> Because of this, my script doesn't overwrite manual changes of
> the timers.
> 
> How can this be achieved in your new concept?
> (Any positive answer is ok for me - it is no problem to change
> my script.)

I guess the logical thing to do then would be to
clear the "aux" field in that case.

Klaus



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