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

Klaus Schmidinger Klaus.Schmidinger at cadsoft.de
Tue Feb 21 23:57:26 CET 2006

Christian Wieninger wrote:
> 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? 

I wouldn't know.

> 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'.

The 'aux' field shall be of no concern to VDR, so I don't see why there
should be a button wasted to display it. What's so important about that
information, anyway?

>>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?

AFAICS thre is still a "go" for this change.


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