[mythtv-users] new YouTube plugin for MythTV

Justin Hornsby justin at mythtvthemes.co.uk
Tue Nov 13 14:06:16 UTC 2007


Islam Amer wrote:
> Hello all.
>
> Yes I agree some parts of the code in that project is badly done,
> specially the youtube plugin.
>
> However I see some useful intermediate / minor additions. Sysinfo plugin
> for example, the Arabic translation, user interface simplifications, the
> new theme etc ..
>
> Though the network plugin looks ubuntu specific, I think it would be
> nice to generalise it for distros like mythdora and such. It too faces
> the "sudo" problem.
>
> Maybe it is possible to have a gksudo like dialog in mythtv to handle
> these situations ?
>
> Thank you.
>   
The big question in my mind would be: why the need to fork mythtv in the 
first place, rather than contribute into the main project? This helps 
nobody IMHO.

Whoever forked my theme content might do well to change the README files 
in there too since I don't want to be associated with a badly coded fork 
of mythtv.

As for _any_ program needing to gain root privileges to do basic stuff - 
it's BAD, end of story.  The very fact it's using 'sudo' is beside the 
point.


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