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

Christian Wieninger cwieninger at gmx.de
Tue Feb 21 23:09:14 CET 2006


Hi,

Am Dienstag, 21. Februar 2006 22:14 schrieb Klaus Schmidinger:
> The channel from which to record has always been part of the timer
> definition (the second field) - am I missing something?

sure, but this was the only way I knew to put this info also in the later 
recording summary.

> The recorded channel is already stored in the 'C' record of the info.vdr
> file. If necessary, that information can be displayed in the
> cSkin::SetRecording() function. The actual "aux" value of a timer has no
> conceivable meaning to VDR, so there's no point in displaying it, I'd say.

ok, but is there any skin, that displays this info already? 
Atleast my info about the search timer, that triggered the timer/recording 
will not be visible anymore. What about an additional simple submenu in the 
summary menu of timers/recordings, e.g. called with the unused key 'blue' 
labeled 'Aux'.

> Well, we're still in a development phase, so changes can be many and heavy.

I knew you would say this ;-) But most people use the development version as 
if it was already a release (it nearly is!) and if some addons don't work 
with it, they complain. But I agree with you, and with 1.4 things are getting 
simpler.

> Since there are only two weekends left before CeBIT, and that's when
> I want to have at least a release candidate of version 1.4 ready, I'm
> afraid there's no time for pre-patches. However, since this thread is
> supposed to define exactly how things are going to be changed, you should
> be able to prepare your particular tool accordingly.

ok, so it's sure that this change will be made?

Christian



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