Bug #392

guide data download not required prior to watching TV

Added by Human almost 15 years ago. Updated about 14 years ago.

Status:Closed Start date:
Priority:Low Due date:
Assignee:jams % Done:


Category:- Spent time: 1.00 hour
Target version:6.03.00


In R5.5 and earlier versions, the download of channel guide data was semi-parallel, in that one day of guide data would be downloaded in series with the rest of the post-install setup, and the rest would be downloaded in parallel. This was the fastest it could be without allowing a new user to see "Unknown" show up for all their shows.

In R6, the channel guide download is 100% parallel, allowing users to watch live TV or go to the guide before data is available for the present day. They will see "Unknown" a lot.

Perhaps the best solution is to pop up some text that explains that until guide data has a chance to load, some shows may appear as "Unknown." This will likely be faster than downloading a day of guide data in series, and it is more informative in case users skip ahead to see shows that are coming up later in the next two weeks.

Associated revisions

Revision 32703c5d
Added by jams about 14 years ago

linhes-run: display text saying the guide data is being loaded. Some shows may appear as unkown

closes #392


Updated by jams about 14 years ago

  • Assignee set to jams
  • Priority changed from Normal to Low

Updated by jams about 14 years ago

  • Target version set to 6.03.00

Updated by jams about 14 years ago

  • % Done changed from 0 to 100
  • Status changed from New to Closed

Applied in changeset commit:"616998135e51efd57a4ec071ea9ec753c6bcbee5".

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