[mythtv] RFC: Delete protection from within Myth

Mark Buechler mark.buechler at gmail.com
Mon May 14 15:10:14 UTC 2007


Sounds like an excellent idea. I, for one, am tired of people deleting my
recordings.

- Mark.

On 5/14/07, Steve Daniels <steve.p.daniels at googlemail.com> wrote:
>
> Roo wrote:
> > I find that I am accumulating more and more music specials in my
> > "Watch Recording" screen. I want to keep these recordings handy and
> > have thought about how best to do it.
> >
> > Enhancement: Delete protection from within Myth
> > =============================
> > - Add a field to the database (recordedprogram table I think) called
> > "nodelete", this would be a bool to indicate that the recorded program
> > is not to be deleted (strangely enough). If this field is missing or
> > false then deleting is allowed.
> >
> > - In watch recording screen, when displaying the
> > PlaybackBox::showActionPopup, grey out (make unavailable) the "Delete"
> > option if the nodelete bool is true, or provide feedback to user
> > another way.
> >
> > - Also grey out the delete options on the popup in the delete recordings
> screen.
> >
> > - Add menu items to the "Storage Options" to toggle the nodelete flag
> > for a recording.
> >
> > - Update mythweb to honour the nodelete flag.
> >
> >
> > Any thoughts if this is the "right way" to implement delete protection
> > and whether it could make it into trunk.
> >
> >
> > Cheers,
> >
> > Roo
>
> Another option:
>
> Get a really big stick, hammer nails through it. The next time someone
> deletes one of your recordings.. well, I'm sure you get the gist of the
> idea ;-)
>
> Steve (Only two stress filled days left till he finishes his degree)
> Daniels
>
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