Talk:Release Notes - 0.24

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Additional items for consideration into changelog. This is a list of unknown, TBD, limited scope, yet-to-be-backported, not yet confirmed, and/or trivial items which may or may not eventually be moved to the Release Notes. Most likely, most if not all of these will stay here as "honorable mentions".

  • NVR: Optimize sws_scale usage [24065] [24124]
  • Fix ambiguous MythMovies error [24073]
  • Potential fix for high resolutions by testing all rate values returned in libnvctl [24077]
  • OSX: Add #include <libgen.h> [24081] [24163]
  • VBI: include videodev_myth.h instead of duplicating parts of the V4L api [24094]
  • MythWeb: Add text to the MythWeb Manual Schedule page to briefly explain how Start Date is used for daily recordings [24107]
  • EIT: add EITfixup for reruns on Thor 0.8W Norwegian [24121]
  • EIT: mark MCA EIT data matching DD as AUD_DOLBY instead of AUD_STEREO [24122] consolidate and fix regexp for stereo detection [24123]
  • Replace "Change Ending Time" and "Modify Recording Options" when using the OSD to modify a recording
  • Refactoring of AvFormatDecoder related to ticket #8318 - http://svn.mythtv.org/trac/ticket/8318
  • channelscan: Add an error msg if the frequency table is empty - useful for cli scanner [24160]
  • Simplify CC decoding, use same mechanism for DVD encoded CEA-608 as for other embeddings [24166]
  • Use QT 4.6 for Mac OS X Build [24168]
  • Python: Add 'QuickDictData?' class, for a read/write capable structure using the 'DictData?' behavior. [24201]
  • Python: Migrates DB.tablefields and DB.settings to QuickDictData subclasses. Field attributes are now available through the tablefields class, and settings.host.getall() will return all settings available on that host. Internal revision bumped for new features. [24213]
  • PulseAudio: Fix white noise after seeking [24214] - since Pulse still experimental, probably won't include this in the changelog
  • DVD: add dvdnav_first_play(). starts the dvd from the beginning. previous use of RingBuffer->Seek didn't do the trick in all cases. [24238]
  • DVD: resolve problem where pcm_s16be audio codec is detected as pcm_dvd codec instead [21891] and workaround for mp2 playback issues. mp2 sample rate is not detected during stream changes. [24240]
  • Move a few storage related routines out of backendutil.cpp and into MainServer & Convert MainServer::BackendQueryDiskSpace() to use the playbackList to query all connected backends instead of using the encoderList which is a list of backends with tuners. This allows the storage on tunerless backends to be reported along with the rest. [24245], [24246]
  • Terra: Fix misalinged text in MythWelcome [24256]
  • MythNetvision: Now that time is properly being parsed, format the time textareas nicely instead of just displaying the number of seconds. [24441]
  • Edit Arclight netvision windows to use time values. [24443]
  • Update the music player to use MythObservable to dispatch events to any attached listeners [24598]
  • reverts [23528] partially after the evob probe was fixed. Hopefully fixes the Mac OS X stack overflow in Refs #8179. Refs #7233 [24618]
  • This commit is a MythContext reorganization patch. The main goal is to get the non-GUI portions of MythContext deeper into the library dependency tree. [24623] & [24624]
  • MythMusic: Fix a segfault when trying to show the miniplayer without first visiting the music playback screen. [24645] [24664]
  • Ensure we always clean up properly when exiting mythcommflag. [24646]
  • Use <template> in Terra's music miniplayer instead of a hardcoded 'title by artist' string in mythmusic. [24667]
  • Add some star images to the default theme for use in the rating statetype. [24675], [24676], [24677]
  • Add the statetype 'trackstate' to MusicCommon which reflects the playback status. Valid values are playing, paused and stopped. [24681]
  • DVB: wait 1s during diseqc initialization. Refs #8465 [24735]
  • Fixes #7136. Apply a slightly modified version of patch, this simply attempts to generate a preview remotely if the preview generator command is not executable locally for whatever reason. [24739]
  • Fix reporting of minutes in recording when it's over 59 minutes [24787]
  • "Commercial Flagging" is now being rebranded as "Commercial Detection" to encourage the use of clear and concise language and not technical jargon [24793]
  • Fix channel in MythWeb/PHP bindings. Apply changes equivalent to those in [24799] to the (currently-unused?) MythWeb/PHP bindings [24802] [24803]
  • Widen the schedule editor selectors/spinboxes in Terra about as far as I'm prepared to go whilst keeping inline with the design [24865]
  • Fixes #7710, this adds a tie-breaking sort on action for the keybindings [24913]
  • (In [24918]) Fixes #7997, this adds a in is_dir check in the module init code (mythweb)
  • (In [24921]) Fixes #8072, this only forwards to the reduced schedule view when the program does not exist anymore in the db (mythweb)
  • Fixes #8323, this fixes imdb search links [24925] (mythweb)
  • Fixes #8349, More agressive ffmpeg post stream cleanup [24926] (mythweb)
  • (In [24927]) Fixes #8363, this uses recstarts vs startime to find recordings (mythweb)
  • Fixes #8436, this should do the trick preventing pixmap requests from resetting the group/title view [24930] (mythweb)
  • Fixes #7817, this should do escaping properly for all the shell tasks in the weather module [24932] (mythweb)
  • Add a new class, MythLocale. MythLocale primarily reads setting defaults from xml files on startup, inserting preferred defaults, such as language, for the locale automatically to simplify initial setup. [24942]
  • Fix #8511. Reorder Jamu regexp/file parsing to allow one of the previously-ignored matches to work [24947]
  • (In [24955]) Finish up the cache layer, set the default cache to static, and remove the $Channel global. Fixes #7200
  • Fix a chrome rendering bug with the filters on the tv detail page (mythweb) [24970]
  • Fix channel detail view and add a few extra ids (mythweb) [24979]
  • Fix the channel settings editor [24988] (mythweb)
  • Fix an issue with php 5.3 not showing the channel names on the upcomming page (mythweb) [24999]
  • Fix an issue with php 5.3 and how it casted nulls into objects [25003] (mythweb)
  • Add in multi-fetches to memcached and adds in APC as a cache method [25018] (mythweb)
  • Fixes #8553, some dd to td conversions, thanks Vitold for the catch (mythweb) [25084]
  • Fixes #8549. Properly check TSPacket scrambling bit in a few places where it was incorrectly identifying some unencrypted streams as encrypted. Also fix spelling of scrambling method names. [25088]
  • Make a shared fonts directory, move the Free*.ttf fonts from the top-level share directory, and have the MythFontManager scan the shared fonts directory on GUI startup [25106]
  • Move the non-UI bits of the StorageGroup code deeper into the core so that Storage Groups can be used by other code in libmythdb [25110]
  • Tweaked the schedule editor screen to give a wider selector widget to better accommodate text. (Graphite) [25112]
  • MythWeather: Fixed the station IDs for all Newfoundland & Labrador stations. [25142]
  • MythWeather: Fix the NDFD 6-day forecasts [25143]
  • Python: Large Restructure [25147]
  • MythWeather: Explicitly added path from the currently running script and default paths into all the scraper scripts that use local libraries. This will get rid of the problem of perl running in tainted mode due to setuid, as now the current directory doesn't need to be implicitly in the path. [25155]
  • Don't offer an Auto Detect fill option in the OSD menu when it is not supported (i.e. when using hardware accelerated decoding). [25158]
  • MythArchive: Now that we have one use the subtitle from videometadata when adding files from MythVideo to a DVD. Patch from Richard Shaw. [25175]
  • Added a timeout to the icon grabbing for the icon importer. [25180]
  • Audio: Fix big endianness issues. Problem originated from the constant name change WORDS_BIGENDIAN to HAVE_BIGENDIAN. [25185]
  • Add two new functions to MythLocale which return the native names for language and country. [25196]
  • Create the language selection list according to the installed qm files instead of hardcoding. [25197]
  • Python: Rework DBConnection as a connection pool. Each opened cursor now receives its own connection, with a default pool size of 2. When the pool is exhausted, additional connections will be spawned as needed. This allows the database connection to be considered thread safe. [25200]
  • Video Playback: Extend rate matching mechanism to work with custom video size. This allows to match a resolution as well as a display rate. [25210] [25255]
  • Python: Adds importMetadata methods for Video and Recorded. Accepts one VideoMetadata record, created by the VideoGrabber class. [25219]
  • Convert several RemoteFile methods to use the existing master backend connection via gCoreContext rather than opening their own dedicated connections. This should speed up these operations. Affected routines are DeleteFile(), Exists(), and GetFileHash(); [25229]
  • Store the App/binary name in the global context so it can be used by various parts of the code. Initial use will be in an upcoming generic http/https/ftp download manager patch, but other future uses will include passing the application name in the backend connection string so the master knows what application is running on the other end of a backend connection. [25231]
  • Mythweather: Simplify map retrieval by leveraging MythDownloadManager [25254]
  • Adds code to collapse multiple file check availability queries on the same recording into a single query to the backend. [25262]
  • NVP: Applying patch which provides the following major changes -move the trigger advancing controls and frame interval knowledge out of vsync -give NVP complete control over frame interval and trigger handling [25286]
  • On Linux, use libudev, instead of udevinfo command. Another dependence, but I don't think packagers will care. [25304]
  • Mythweb: Fixes an issue where a external player is spawned off to handle streaming of music files or streaming video and basic auth is used. this embeds the basic auth information into those specific urls. [25375]
  • mythtv-setup: Reword exit prompt on mythtv-setup to better explain when mythfilldatabase needs to be run. [25416]
  • Remove some old code that was used for an out-of-sequence database update. [25417]
  • python: Add internal schema versions to --version output. [25422]
  • Fix the phrase encoding in proglist.cpp. [25424]
  • Fix MENU|Choose Search Phrase... in proglist (Keyword Search), which seems to have been missed in the changes in [25090] . [25432]
  • Remove redundant glx-procaddrarb configure option. [25439]
  • Extend the decoder track types to include video tracks, add video tracks to the tracks as detected and use selectedTrack instead of selectedVideoIndex in AvFormatDecoder. This is the first step in adding audio only playback to NuppelVideoPlayer by providing a method in DecoderBase to determine audio only streams: GetTrackCount(kTrackTypeVideo) [25441]
  • Add initial audio only playback to NuppelVideoPlayer. [25442]
  • Change all the text columns in the TV schema to varchar. This change should improve performance in several locations, including scheduling. [25449]
  • Move util-osx-cocoa from libmythtv to libmythui and add additional Cocoa functionality. This is the first of several commits to enable compilation using a native Cocoa Qt build and improve a couple of pieces of cross-platform code. [25452]
  • Remove the softblend OSD option for the OpenGL video renderer which is no longer available. [25453]
  • Add a new cross platform display class, MythDisplay. This consolidates various chunks of X11, OS X and windows code into one wrapper class to provide information about the current display. The OpenGL codebase is now entirely platform independant and OS X builds should work with either Carbon or Cocoa based Qt libraries. [25457]
  • first step to build against an external libmpeg2 [25461]
  • MythMusic: Update the avfdecoder to allow it to accept data from any QIODevice not just a QFile. This allows us to stream data to the decoder without having to save it to disk

first. [25470] _ADDED TO CHANGELOG_

  • OSX: Make quartz video an option in configure and disable if a Cocoa Qt library is detected. I'm not entirely sure the approach is the best but this should at least allow builds on OS X 10.6.x when using Cocoa Qt libs without any other workarounds (e.g. forcing 32bit builds). [25471]
  • OSX: Use the new quartz video define when compiling libmythtv. If using a Qt Cocoa build, trunk should now compile wihout issue on Snow Leopard - but beware. Video playback is still broken due to QTimer issues in Qt 4.6 (and 4.7?) and no functioning video output (OpenGL is broken for reasons unknown and quartz will not be built) [25472]
  • Fixed several tool-tip grammar inconsistencies [25483]
      • Improvement to the Adjusting program database end times query in mythfilldatabase. This allows indexes to be used properly for starttime and shaves off about 20 seconds for me. [25489] - need to get details before adding to changelog
  • Efficiency fix. Both CreateLiveTVRingBuffer() and SwitchLiveTVRingBuffer() delete + new curRecording, so there is no need to fake a new RecordingInfo. Will infinitesimally speed up LiveTV startup, and fixes this problem when using file:// or IMPORT tuner against a database with no programme records [25493]
  • Move libmpeg2 decoding into a seperate PrivateDecoder class. [25497]
  • Update table creation to use the MySQL table option ENGINE rather than the deprecated TYPE. [25501]
  • New class, MythTranslation which handles the loading, reloading, unloading and discovery of installed translations. This is a straight lift from LanguageSettings as a step towards splitting the UI and business code. [25503]
  • (In [25530]) Small fix to allow the creation of X images when using a remote connection. Refs #6514 [25530]
  • Using "Search Lists" to find shows to record, the selected item would be reset to the top after a refresh. To find the selected item, pointers where being compared, but if the list is reloaded, the pointers would not be the same anymore. [25534]
  • Add a custom example clause for recording only from channels in the Favorites group. Replaces the one that used to exist before the conversion to Channel Groups. [25535]
  • Add support for 2 new OpenGL extensions, neither of which is yet used. GL_APPLE_ycbcr_422 is the Apple equivalent of GL_MESA_ycbcr_texture which provides YUYV support and colourspace conversion. GL_APPLE_rgb_422 gives raw access to YUYV texture data with the ability to then customise the colourspace conversion. [25607]
  • Probable fix for strings not being translated with spinboxes in certain languages. Fixes #8177. Please re-open the ticket if this doesn't work. [25621]
  • Explicitly convert strings to UTF8 for translation instead of relying on the system codec being UTF8. This is the same fix that was previously applied to several other areas, I just missed myththemedmenu.[25622]
  • Allow ThreadedFileWriter to write out filenames using the local 8 Bit charset. Fixes issues with artwork filenames being broken or truncated when they contained non-Ascii character sets. [25628]
  • Fixes #8736. This makes the multirec behaviour consistent whether you enter Recording Options or not. This always creates one virtual card for DVB/HDHR unless the user explicitly changes this in the Recording Options screen. [25629]
  • Fix translations of non-numerous strings used in a spinbox. We want to be able to handle both '0 recordings' and 'No recordings' alike, tr() when called with n won't translate the latter which I consider a bug in QT. The fix is just to check for %n in the string first and only use the plural form if it exists. [25635]
  • #7252
  • Moved iso639.cpp/h from libmythtv to libmythdb. Created iso3166.cpp/h. Move the language/country tables from mythlocale.cpp to iso639.cpp/iso3166.cpp respectively. Add a table of english country names to codes. Binary version change, suggest a make distclean. [25673]
  • mythgallery: Updates thumbnails in mythgallery when they are completed. Also tweaks the selectedimage area of Arclight slightly to make the borders equal size. [25694]
  • Python: Add datetime handling to MythBE.getLastGuideData. [25704]
  • Optimise teletext rendering. [25713]
  • Add the ability to stream any file from any Storage Group without having to know the chanid/starttime or video id or .... Knowing the filename and Storage Group name is enough. [25714]
  • Enable the alphapulse effect in MythUIShape [25715]
  • Fix a segfault when a theme is missing an image in the guidegrid. Fixes #8713 [25724]
  • Fix segfault - Don't use the deleteLater method in MythUIType. [25741] fixes #8586