Michael T. Dean
mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Fri Jan 22 02:58:50 UTC 2010
On 01/21/2010 06:01 PM, DISAFAN wrote:
> I was thinking about alerts to my MythFrontend, and was looking to see
> if there had been any change. MythTVOSD hasn't changed much in a
> while, and will only work when the frontend is actively engaged and is
> harder to control from the backend as opposed to the frontend.
> I saw some discussions of a new alert system that would include a
> notification area on the menus and a better methodology. But I haven't
> heard anything about this in a while.
Still on the list, not yet coded.
> Being able to trigger a visual or possibly even an audio alert of some
> event from the backend to any running frontend, regardless of what it
> is currently doing would create a variety of options, especially if an
> option to scale the video to add a bottom ticker either for the
> duration of the alert or all the time.
> For the all the time option, I just think of my father. He watches a
> business channel for the stock ticker. I'd love to offer him a stock
> ticker in the middle of programming he actually wants to watch.
> For sporadically, I want to now when things happen, ie transcoding
> completion, long download...anything I can trigger with a script.
The new event system which will be in 0.23 will make it easier to
trigger the notification--now all you need is the way to display it.
For now, Nick's approach--xosd--is the way to go.
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