[mythtv] Minimizing and restoring an external application by pressing a mythtv menu button?
florinbaiduc at gmail.com
Sat Jun 2 01:14:57 UTC 2007
On 6/2/07, Michael T. Dean <mtdean at thirdcontact.com> wrote:
> On 06/01/2007 08:34 PM, hendrixski wrote:
> > I was thinking about doing something similar with a program that's
> > written in python, and I started going down the path of learning how to
> > embed python in C++ so that I could then make a plugin... but it's way
> > more work than is worth it for something that just I would be using.
> > I'm on the verge of giving up.
> > Your idea is much more feasible for me, to just call the application
> > from exec() or fork() and just have it launch separately!
> You can use EXEC in the menu theme. Just make sure your app/script
> exits if you want Myth to be usable in the meantime (i.e. have Myth call
> a script that call your app and then the script exits). If you prefer
> to block use of Myth, don't exit.
Yeah, EXEC is all fine and working but I was thinking to add more
functionality to those buttons (like restoring a previously minimized
application). For example change mythmenu to execute this commands while
pressing the same button:
first press- if not started, do an EXEC&.
Next presses - if visible (or not minimized) minimize (we can use the apps
controlls for this as well),
else if not visible (or minimized) restore as the
Therefore the developers list question :)
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