[mythtv] [mythtv-commits] mythtv/master commit: 7867d7efb by Stuart Morgan (stuartm)
mythtv at sky.com
Wed Feb 1 22:43:36 UTC 2012
On 01/02/12 22:20, Stuart Morgan wrote:
> On Wednesday 01 Feb 2012 21:46:31 Paul Harrison wrote:
>>> Add a standby mode to mythfrontend to allow the backend to shutdown when
>>> the frontends haven't been used for 30 minutes. This does away with the
>>> need for mythwelcome, but doesn't yet replace mythwelcome's status
>>> screen for those who like that additional feature.
>> So how does this work in practice? If you don't press a key within 30
>> minutes the BE will begin the shutdown process. Won't that become very
>> annoying? You go to answer the phone and come back to find Myth has
>> decided to shutdown!
> It will be configurable, 30 minutes was chosen as a initial default to ensure
> it gets tested properly.
> However essentially yes, after a pre-defined period of inactivity it will allow
> the backend to shut down. That's what most people want if they've configured
> the backend to shutdown when it's not being used. They don't want to go around
> the house ensuring that all frontends have been exited first or to leave the
> house at 8 a.m. and return at 6p.m. to find that they forgot to shutdown the
> frontend so the backend was running all day. It's how almost all commercial
> STBs, tablets and other hardware operate.
OK so you increase the timeout to something more sensible like 2 hours
but then what happens if you wake up your system to record something it
has to then wait for the timeout to expire before it can shutdown after
the recording finishes. What we really need is something that combines
the functionality of MythWelcome and your FE timeout.
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