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

Matthias Schniedermeyer ms at citd.de
Wed Feb 22 00:52:53 CET 2006

Klaus Schmidinger wrote:
> Christian Wieninger wrote:
>> 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?

It's of no use of VDR "itself" but like the title/subitle/description 
(which are equaly pointless from a purely technical view. Purely 
technical you only need channel, time & duration, see for e.g. the good 
old VCR. It only needed the channel, time & duration) it can be vital 
for the user if s/he needs to find out the culprit who programmed a timer.

I had the same question for Master-Timer years ago, because of that when 
Master-Timer programs a timer it also prints out which "torecord"-block 
(beginning on what line) was responsible for a specific timer. Then you 
realize that everyhing is OK, or you tune the "torecord"-block, "done" 
it or create a blacklist entry to get rid of the timer.

So there actually is a reason for the User to see what is recorded in 
the AUX-field.
(And to put "meaningful"-data into the AUX-field. I'm thinking about 
putting some more into the AUX-field, like the meantioned block-name so 
that you don't have to look it up elswhere. But i haven't do that in the 
past because i didn't want to clutter the Summary with too much data.)

Bis denn

Real Programmers consider "what you see is what you get" to be just as
bad a concept in Text Editors as it is in women. No, the Real Programmer
wants a "you asked for it, you got it" text editor -- complicated,
cryptic, powerful, unforgiving, dangerous.

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