[mythtv-users] Feature request. MythVideo folder browser.
dan at milkcarton.com
Sat May 22 01:38:38 EDT 2004
You miss the point. As Bruce (and myself, and others) have pointed out;
mythtv is a project comprised of itches. If *you* have an itch, freakin
scratch it. Don't expect other people to scratch it for you. This is
NOT commercial software, where feature demands^h^h^h^h^h^h^h^h
suggestions would be welcome, and accepted.
S. Baker wrote:
>Jason Lee wrote:
>>J. Donavan Stanley wrote:
>>>bad enough to implement it. While occasionally developers see a
>>>request and say "hey that's a great idea" more often than not, it's
>>>as "here's another person wanting me to spend hours working on
>>>I'll never use". Apparently none of the folks writing code for MythTV
>>Which is fine, but, as another poster pointed out, requests by
>>non-developer users need not be greeted with such snide and curt
>>responses. There's absolutely no gain for anyone in that.
>>Steeplesoft -- http://www.steeplesoft.com
>>README.txt -- http://jason.theleehouse.net
>>Bosco -- http://bosco.sourceforge.net
>This issue comes up again, and once again set off by an un-helpful
>reply by Donovan. It would be a lot more useful and friendly to
>mythtv users to keep a list of requests, so that developers have
>a target to shoot at, users have a place to see that at least someone
>else may have thought of what they were thinking of, and even a list
>of things that won't get implemented, because they don't fit the
>desired model for mythtv. These lists should be prioritized by
>the lead developer (think project manager). At the very
>least point the user to the code, and give some pointers.
>Giving them a 'I know everything already, and am going to ignore you'
>attitude is not helping the project at all. I give an example:
>I have been a developer for a long time. I thought that a good
>way to get started with mythtv would be to install it and play
>with it a bit. Next step: give some ideas for development, and
>see what people thought. I immediately got a response from
>Donovan that I considered pretty rude (go read it and judge
>for yourself). It is probably the primary reason I just haven't
>found the time to take the next steps: find a small project
>to work on (can't do that 'cause there isn't a TODO list anywhere
>to be found). Next, possibly help out in adding some testing
>capability to the project, as well as code clean up (a task I don't
>mind doing occasionally). Finally tackle something major. Possibly
>add some system-engineering to the project eventually (one of
>my current jobs).
>Look around at other big open source projects. How many of them
>have a feature request list? A bug-tracking system? How many
>have a release plan, or at least a list of required issues
>to be resolved before the next release?
>It is still likely that I will work on MythTV, but as I said
>above, my motivation is pretty low right now. It is a great
>effort, and has come a long way. Discouraging users and
>developers from contributing in _any_ way does not help
>propel the project forward.
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