[vdr] Timers with full date

Bernd Oefinger bernd at oefinger.de
Sat Mar 19 00:20:00 CET 2005

Am Freitag, 18. März 2005 22:57 schrieb Klaus Schmidinger:
> Just an announcement so that developers who read timers
> from SVDRP's LSTT command (or directly from timers.conf)
> can prepare their tools for the next version of VDR: the
> 'day' of a timer will be stored as a full date in ISO
> notation (YYYY-MM-DD) in the next version of VDR. For
> one, this will allow defining timers that are more than a
> month in the future, but also (and more important) will
> solve the problem of single shot timers not being deleted
> from timers.conf after they have ended.
> For compatibility with earlier versions of VDR it will still
> accept the "day of month" notation (1...31) when reading
> existing timers.conf files or handling NEWT or MODT commands.
> The possible formats for 'day' will be
> a.   13
> b.   2005-03-13
> c.   MTWTFSS
> d.   MTWTFSS at 13
> e.   MTWTFSS at 2005-03-13
> Note that a and d will only be accepted by VDR, but will never
> be written into timers.conf nor used with LSTT.
Hello Klaus,

what is wrong with a and d? Why not allowing the user to record
e.g. the very first "Tagesschau" of every month by setting it to "1"
Not that I really need this but someone will need it for sure e.g. due
to the fact that the (virtual) series "Words of the month" is always
sent on the first day of the month.

The problem was that if the user wanted to specifiy a specific date
like 2005-03-13 he had to go a strange way and specify it like
"every 13th day of the month (implicitly: until I delete this timer )".
You gave the user the possibility to specify exactly what he wanted
in this case. This is good.

But on the other side you should not remove the possibility to specify
"every 13th day of the month" if this is what the user wants.


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