[mythtv-users] TapeWorm - a Mea Culpa.
ijr at case.edu
Fri Apr 7 04:58:49 UTC 2006
On Friday 07 April 2006 00:08, Maverick wrote:
> > Sure, it's valuable to those running windows. I certainly won't disagree
> > with that. And because it _is_ valuable to those users, I'm fine with
> > the occasional release announcement. Just not 50+ support messages.
> Would you be apposed to creating a "third party utils/plugins" type
> list to talk about "unofficial" myth related software? I know multiple
> lists fragments the community a bit, but it seems it's better to at
> least archive all this stuff in the same place (gossamer) for point of
Define unofficial? Far as I'm aware, most of the unofficial plugins are
already discussed fairly extensively here, with a very few, very specific
exceptions. There's a big ole list of non-official stuff on the wiki, and I
think some of those plugins/addons have pages in there somewhere as well.
If there was enough support for another mailing list, sure, I could do that.
I'd be hesitant to add another list, but if enough people want one that's
cool. I've pondered a hardware-specific list at various times over the years
as well. There'd be a _lot_ of 'use list X' messages, though, which is a
pain to deal with. Also, FWIW the trac ticket emails go to the commits list
because I didn't want to make a couple thousand people decide if they wanted
to sign up for yet another list.
I've also thought about providing hosting space/svn/trac/lists/etc for
non-official myth-related stuff (that meets certain guidelines - opensource,
won't tend to get me into trouble, not a complete distro for bandwidth
reasons, etc) as well, but I'm not sure how useful that'd be to anybody,
since sourceforge/etc generally work for all that stuff.
> > Just to make it a little clearer, I'd have much less of a problem if the
> > donation were just a suggestion rather than "required". I'd even support
> > it (ie, link from mythtv.org) if it were open source. Querying the db
> > and displaying a list takes what, a couple hundred lines of python max?
> > However you license your work is, of course, completely up to you. It'd
> > just fit in better here if it were open source. =)
> These types of recommendations should be under some sort of
> "guidelines for developing myth-related-ware", and maybe they are.
> Might help to better understand your
> point of view toward non-open source and apparent hatred of Windows
What's Windows have to do with any of this? Windows support is pretty much
the #1 request I get from people. Well, that or messages saying 'Winzip
won't open up this weird "tar.bz2" file', which I count as a request for
Windows support. =) Having the full frontend run on windows would be
I work on non-free, commercial software (for Windows + Linux + other random
OS's occasionally) for my real job. I have no problem with that, or with
people that decide to license their software as something that's not open
source. That's completely up to them.
I just don't like _this list_ being used as a support forum for a non-free
piece of software. I don't think that's unreasonable, but maybe it is to
some people. That's _all_ this was about, until people started going waaay
off topic with that bogus GPL stuff or misreading what I said. I probably
could have worded my email better, but, <shrug>, can't change it now. People
with personal issues with me read whatever they want to into what I write
pretty much regardless.
More information about the mythtv-users