mac build

James Linder jam at
Tue Dec 29 06:55:17 UTC 2020

I posted this to mythtv-users, but I wondered in anyone had any interest. The obvious first step is wrapping John's work in a port.

John (Hoyt) did a stellar job getting the macos/ansible build proceess to work and in no way is this critique any reflection on his effort.
(and all his work is here

Mythfrontend on mac is aweful!
What we need is someone who understands the gubbins of macos to take an interest and lead us from the wilderness :-)

The app is slow to start and to stop (talking 20, 30 seconds)(cf 1-2 sec: linux)
Cutlist editor core dumps *every time* editing a HD (h254) recording
On linux scan of video fills in meta data. On macos it often does not. I->Change Details->Retrieve often works, often on 2nd or 3rd try. Sometimes at least the text is set but the image is not.

There are also funnies with regard to season vs episode meta data retrieved.
I->C->R retrieves season meta data, scan retrives episode meta data. This occurs on linux too. A workaround is to reset metadata and scan until succces.


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