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

Matthias Schniedermeyer ms at citd.de
Wed Feb 22 10:53:36 CET 2006

Klaus Schmidinger wrote:
> Matthias Schniedermeyer wrote:
>> 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.)
> What about defining a command in the reccmds.conf file that extracts
> this info from the recording's info.vdr file?

If i'm not mistaken we are discussing the "Timer is in the future" case, where is timer existists only in the timerlist.
So there is no info.vdr. :-)

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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