george.galt at gmail
May 22, 2012, 11:52 AM
Post #10 of 16
On Tue, May 22, 2012 at 12:59 PM, Steven Adeff <adeffs.mythtv [at] gmail> wrote:
Re: Has anybody a working copy of Mythrecipe?
[In reply to]
> On Tue, May 22, 2012 at 12:29 PM, Michael T. Dean
> <mtdean [at] thirdcontact> wrote:
>> On 05/22/2012 11:18 AM, George Galt wrote:
>>> On Tue, May 22, 2012 at 10:51 AM, Steven Adeff wrote:
>>>> On Tue, May 22, 2012 at 10:28 AM, Eric Sharkey wrote:
>>>>> On Tue, May 22, 2012 at 2:42 AM, Beppo wrote:
>>>>>> But in my concept I want to save all my recipes at at a central place,
>>>>>> in a database to access the data on every computer in the home network
>>>>>> via browser over the internet by a mythweb module.
>>>>> I think you should look into Gourmet:
>>>>> If you really want to have a new MythRecipe plugin, it could be done
>>>>> as a simpler interface to Gourmet, rather than trying to implement
>>>>> everything and storing recipes in the mythconverg database as
>>>>> MythRecipe did. Without a new plugin, simply launching Gourmet as an
>>>>> external app from the mythtv menu might get you most of what you want.
>>>> MythRecipe was VERY frustrating. I really like the concept, but in the
>>>> end, it just wasn't very polished.
>>>> As Eric said, you are probably better off with a standard application
>>>> like Gourmet Recipe Manager.
>>> I'd second Steven's comments. Because the Myth interface is geared
>>> towards a remote, it doesn't really work for recipes -- other than
>>> simply displaying them. For that purpose, gourmet or krecipe work. I
>>> also use Pepper Pot on my iPad, which is great in the kitchen because
>>> it can move around with you like a real cookbook.
>> And, FWIW, even though Gourmet Recipe Manager is based on SQLite, it uses
>> SQL Alchemy (which provides a capability of using other databases). A
>> motivated individual could likely fix gourmet to allow use with MySQL (using
>> the --database-url option) relatively easily, then your EXEC in the MythTV
>> menu could run it against a (non-mythconverg, I'd highly recommend***)
>> database on the same server that hosts the MythTV mythconverg database, so
>> the data is available on any host. Or, better, because it's not a MythTV
>> plugin, you'd be able to run it independently of MythTV--allowing tiled or
>> separate-screen usage while playing back recordings/video using MythTV (as I
>> mentioned before).
>> and I'm pretty sure the author would be pleased to receive patches that fix
>> MySQL support:
>> (3rd post, by thomas_hinkle , the author/creator/admin of Gourmet)
>> and, for the "marketing" reasons to choose gourmet:
>> I know that AnyMeal ( http://sourceforge.net/projects/anymeal/ ) uses MySQL,
>> already, but it seems to be more basic and may or may not be abandoned (if
>> nothing else, it's not very active--last release was Feb 2010, and the web
>> site is dead: http://www.wedesoft.demon.co.uk/anymeal-api/ ). Not sure
>> about others, like krecipe and such...
>> *** There's no reason for Gourmet Recipe Manager to use MythTV's database to
>> store its data. None of the data would be MythTV-specific, so it makes more
>> sense to create a Gourmet-specific database for just your recipes. This
>> would make maintenance easier and more flexible, and would also allow
>> non-MythTV users to use MySQL for Gourmet storage, using the exact same
>> approach you use.
> I think I may need to seriously look into Gourmet now instead of my
> current LibreOffice recipe document template...
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FYI, I have been unable so far to locate the source tarball for the
mythrecipe rewrite. So I don't think I'll be able to help out here.
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