[mythtv-users] [mythtv] BrowserBased setup
Michael T. Dean
mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Wed Nov 24 22:19:18 UTC 2010
On 11/24/2010 05:02 PM, Brian Wood wrote:
> I'd think that the devs would have more problems with having to "plow
> through" tons of settings to change a single one than the users, since
> developers are more likely to be making changes to a system.
The devs (at least some of them) are concentrating on moving useful
settings out of the maze of buried settings pages and putting them in
the contexts in which they're used--automatically saved when changed
during use. Now big-picture configuration stuff will still require a
dedicated setup, but (in my plan) many of the settings users have to
change will disappear from these setup screens/pages. And since much of
the excess garbage will be removed, setup will be much more manageable.
Basically, we'll give you a good setup to start with, and remember when
you make changes as you're using it. But, since we start you off with a
reasonable configuration for these settings, you'll be able to configure
MythTV very quickly, then start using it right away.
After all, why should we force the user to decide--before ever having
started using TV playback--whether to enable captions by default, and if
so, whether to use EIA-608 captions or EIA-708 captions. Just give them
a reasonable default (captions disabled) and remember changes (when
captions are enabled, store which ones are in use, and use them until
captions are disabled).
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