[vdr] Request: E parameter in channels.conf for epg scan

Steffen Barszus steffenbpunkt at googlemail.com
Mon Dec 13 11:34:40 CET 2010


On Mon, 13 Dec 2010 00:00:27 +0000
Tony Houghton <h at realh.co.uk> wrote:

> On 12/12/10 22:33, Klaus Schmidinger wrote:
> > On 12.12.2010 18:21, Steffen Barszus wrote:
> >> Having epg in a DB (sqlite,mysql) might also be nice.
> >
> > Definiteley *no* database in VDR!
> > I've said it on many occasions, and I'll repeat it as many times
> > as necessary! If you want to handle EPG data in a database, do it
> > externally and feed the resulting EPG data into VDR via SVDRP.
> 
> VDR stores data about the EPG, presumably indexes it somehow, and
> looks up information in it. That *is* a database. What's wrong with
> using an existing database engine? Less code for you to maintain,
> easier to access it with 3rd party tools, and if something like
> sqlite3 isn't quite as efficient as your code tailored for EPGs, does
> anyone still use a PC old enough that it would make any noticeable
> difference?

That was my point in the beginning. Then: I want to see sqlite3 being
less efficient on insert and fetch or memory consumption. I can not
imagine it (prove me wrong! ;)). Last but not least i don't think any
user would even notice any difference in behaviour. I think the low
end would be PIII 700 (SMT7020s/S100) or ARMv5(sheeva/dockstar)
recently.  

Anyway not feeling like fighting right now.



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