[clug] tv_grab_au updates through Subversion

Paul Wayper paulway at mabula.net
Tue Apr 12 11:31:45 GMT 2005

Hi everyone!

Feel free to tune out if you're not interested in MythTV or the tv_grab_au 
XMLTV grabber.

Over the last month I've been on a personal quest to try and get the 
history and many faces of this script sorted out.  It's a long and twisty 
journey, and some of the passages aren't what you thought they were.  Of 
course, part of my plan here was to try and get the most up-to-date version 
of the script possible, and to try and get it to actually load up 
configuration information from the parameters mythfilldatabase passes on 
the command line.  Both of these are now more or less true.

The logical way (at least to me) to go from here is to share these 
out.  Naturally, I used a version control system, and Subversion seemed to 
my inexperienced eye to fit the bill.  I've now got it running on my home 
machine and you can download the latest editions of the 0.6 and 0.7 
versions using the command:

svn checkout svn://tangram.dnsalias.net/tv_grab_au_0.?

(Sorry, I haven't used the standard trunk/branches/tags system - partly 
because it seemed a bit baroque for what we're dealing with and partly 
because I forgot.)

If you need to check things in, please let me know a preferred username and 
password for Subversion.  If you are a Subversion guru and have I've done 
something boneheaded, please let me know.

Long story short: 0.6 uses the d1.com.au information, which is free for 
non-commercial use because the d1.com.au developers wanted to 'give back' 
to the OS community for their use of MythTV, and 0.7 uses the ninemsn 
information because it includes descriptions and because the d1.com.au info 
wasn't complete at time of writing (from what I've been told).  The config 
file for the current version of 0.7 is a simple text <keyword> = <value> 
file, with keywords being location and source, and its named 
~/.mythtv/<source name>.xmltv.

Feel free to ask questions, lay blame, laugh at or comment by return email.

Have fun,


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