[mythtv] [PATCH] Three small patches
mikaelmagnusson at tjohoo.se
Mon Sep 15 00:56:29 EDT 2003
On Sun, Sep 14, 2003 at 03:25:39PM +0200, Tako Schotanus wrote:
> Mikael Magnusson wrote:
> >I have made three small patches that I'd like to contribute.
> >1. Mythbackend communications
> >With the patch Mythtv exits if the backend closes the connection while
> >watching live TV, instead of locking. It also makes it possible to
> >recover from some backend failures. Mythtv will try to reconnect to the
> >backend if there are no remote file transmissions in progress, for
> >example live TV.
> Wouldn't his mean the frontend itself exits?
> That would mean you could get back and be staring at an empty screen
> without really knowing what went wrong.
> Wouldn't it be better to pop up a dialog saying something like
> "connection to backend lost" and afterwards just returning to the main menu?
> (not saying _you_ should implement this, just wondering if that wouldn't
> make for a "better user experience" ;-)
Of course it's better to display a message and not exit the program.
Displaying a message shouldn't be to hard, but I don't know how the
TV viewer can be shutdown cleanly if the backend connection is closed.
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