[vdr] calling MainMenuAction() from an other plugin

Klaus Schmidinger Klaus.Schmidinger at cadsoft.de
Mon Apr 17 16:51:21 CEST 2006

Udo Richter wrote:
> Klaus Schmidinger wrote:
>> The ability to "catch the main thread" will be implemented by the
>> second attached patch (vdr-1.3.46-mainthreadhook.diff), so that no
>> "dirty tricks" should be necessary.
>> --- plugin.h    2005/08/27 16:13:17    1.10
>> +++ plugin.h    2006/04/17 09:18:16
>> @@ -39,6 +39,7 @@
>>    virtual bool Start(void);
>>    virtual void Stop(void);
>>    virtual void Housekeeping(void);
>> +  virtual void MainThreadHook(void);
> Nice thing to have, but while we're at it, what about a way to open the 
> OSD from there? That way we could get rid of the CallPlugin / 
> MainMenuAction hacks altogether. Just allow cOsdObject* as return type.
> Of course this wont solve the races between plugins. Only one can be 
> shown in one pass, the rest must be destroyed.

Let's not get carried away ;-)

This was a quick way of allowing a plugin to do something
in the main thread context that otherwise couldn't be done.

Now I want to wrap things up for the final approach to version 1.4.


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