[mythtv-users] [mythtv] BrowserBased setup
knoppmyth at gmail.com
Wed Nov 24 23:20:51 UTC 2010
On Wed, Nov 24, 2010 at 12:46 PM, Robert McNamara <robert.mcnamara at gmail.com
> On Wed, Nov 24, 2010 at 12:37 PM, Cecil Watson <knoppmyth at gmail.com>
> > Having read the -dev archives it seems, most of the discussion is in
> > to using Silverlight. I'd ask another question. Why move to a browser
> > based setup? Seems the only argument is "there are quite a few of us
> > have headless backends".
> Note that while we will be offering a browser based setup experience,
> we have been quite clear that we are building a setup *API*, upon
> which we will offer a Browser based setup. There will be nothing
> preventing one from writing a MythUI based setup, a silverlight based
> setup, a flash based setup, a perl CLI setup, or anything else, so
> long as it speaks our standards-compliant setup mechanism.
> Thanks for the clarification.
> > Since it's inception, after an install and reboot, KnoppMyth/LinHES has
> > automatically started mythtv-setup. Now, it has been a while since I've
> > looked at other distros and I seem to recall reading MythDora has gone to
> > browser based configuration. My opinion, is that a MythTV setup should
> > looked at like an appliance. Most everything that needs to be done
> > be doable with a remote via a "10' UI experience".
> I have more than a passing interest in writing a MythUI interface to
> the new setup API. AFAIK Stuart Morgan does too. Moreover, any setup
> interface can offer as much or as little of the setup options as it
> likes, and organize it however it likes. For me, this would be a 5-6
> step extremely simplified setup. We've never made any respresentation
> that the browser based setup would be the only acceptable one, just
> that that's where we're choosing to focus our efforts for the initial
> run at it.
> > Now, I realize, that BrowserBasedSetup is in it's infancy. However what
> > immediately comes to mind is instead of running mythtv-setup which I can
> > fully control with a just a remote, I'll have to launch a browser. Will
> > MythBrowser work? Will it work well with just a remote? If I have to go
> > another system to connect to the web server running on the backend,
> > of making it simpler, another layer of complexity has been added to setup
> > process.
> The browser setup probably wouldn't work well with the remote. A
> remote-based stup would be easily writeable, however. I put this
> functioning setup together in a weekend last year, and it didn't even
> have a setup API to plug in to. I'd likely pick up the work again
> once the API is done:
> Looks good.
Enjoy the day,
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