Feature #2496

Forum support directly inside Showtime

Added by Max Lourenço almost 6 years ago. Updated over 5 years ago.

Status:FixedStart date:01/17/2015
Priority:NormalDue date:
Assignee:Leonid Protasov% Done:

0%

Category:Plugins
Target version:4.10

Description

Is it hard to include in ST a way we can browse showtimemediacenter.com forum posts (and maybe other sections)? A read only feature would suffice.

This could be a way to bring the web site closer to the actual application and give positive visibility to what's constantly happening behind the curtains.

Thank you.

IMG_20150118_141025.jpg - When I select this entry PS3 restarts (125 KB) Max Lourenço, 01/18/2015 03:20 PM

History

#1 Updated by Leonid Protasov almost 6 years ago

  • Category changed from General to Plugins
  • Assignee changed from Andreas Smas to Leonid Protasov

That could be a plugin.

#2 Updated by Max Lourenço almost 6 years ago

Leonid Protasov wrote:

That could be a plugin.

Good point. Even better that way - because users that don't care about the site/forum don't need to install such plugin.

#3 Updated by Andreas Smas almost 6 years ago

Actually I think it would be better to add it directly to Showtime. At least some parts.

What i'm primarily thinking of is a way to display the "News" feed in some way.

It could be injected into the other news / announcement thing on Showtime's home page, much like the "A new version is available" -thing.

It can be loaded and parsed from https://showtimemediacenter.com/projects/showtime/news.atom (very easy)

This way we could promote new plugins (Maybe not all the various russian TV plugins (no offence lprot :)) but plugins that might be interested for the whole world, like dropbox, gdrive, etc. Or the Android remote app, etc

So the news info would just display the summary and then if you decide to open, it would take you to the webpage (Another reason for me to add browser support to the PS3 port). (Not sure what to do with the rpi for web browser, but we'll have to think of something).

This in turn will probably increase my incentives to write more in the sites news feed.

Of course, the news feed could be opted out if you're not interested (in settings or something). But I think it should be enabled by default.

What do you think?

#4 Updated by Leonid Protasov almost 6 years ago

Sounds great!

#5 Updated by Jerome Morrow almost 6 years ago

Excellent idea!!

#6 Updated by Max Lourenço almost 6 years ago

Andreas Öman wrote:

Actually I think it would be better to add it directly to Showtime. At least some parts.

What i'm primarily thinking of is a way to display the "News" feed in some way.

It could be injected into the other news / announcement thing on Showtime's home page, much like the "A new version is available" -thing.

It can be loaded and parsed from https://showtimemediacenter.com/projects/showtime/news.atom (very easy)

This way we could promote new plugins (Maybe not all the various russian TV plugins (no offence lprot :)) but plugins that might be interested for the whole world, like dropbox, gdrive, etc. Or the Android remote app, etc

So the news info would just display the summary and then if you decide to open, it would take you to the webpage (Another reason for me to add browser support to the PS3 port). (Not sure what to do with the rpi for web browser, but we'll have to think of something).

This in turn will probably increase my incentives to write more in the sites news feed.

Of course, the news feed could be opted out if you're not interested (in settings or something). But I think it should be enabled by default.

What do you think?

I think that ST developers must find a way to better let users know things like that you suggest (e.g. a new plugin was added, a new feature/functionality is usable/active) - that's one of the reason I brought this up in the first place :)

If I think about ST 4 months ago or ST today, on the outside it looks exactly the same, but in fact there are new things like Drive, DropBox, plugins that really make a difference but if I hadn't gone inside "Apps->Browse Available Apps" I would never know. And some users don't go there that often I imagine (just a wild guess).

Example: Every time I see a message saying "X plugin update to version Y", I go inside it and try to see what's new :) - the looks, the menus. If I don't see any update message, I can stay weeks or months without going inside a plugin looking for new stuff. If I had some way to know "New plugin Z available" I might go to our "app folder" and give it a try run.

On another perspective, forum support (even if with reduced functionality to start with) will make ST a different kind of Media Player (it is already, but can set itself apart even more). ST today looks static - adding these info/news feed/posts, I think ST can become something more dynamic. With forum content being generated by people, and fortunately the forums are active, ST can feel more alive - do you know what I mean?

About Redmine plugin:
Been using the plugin - It's a start :) very good to see the thing taking shape.
I must add that Redmine RESTARTS my PS3 everytime I try to read Andreas entry - attached pic). Should I report this issue in https://showtimemediacenter.com/projects/showtime/issues/new ? Or is bug reporting Showtime exclusive?

#7 Updated by Leonid Protasov almost 6 years ago

  • Target version set to 5.0

#8 Updated by Andreas Smas over 5 years ago

  • Status changed from New to Fixed
  • Target version changed from 5.0 to 4.10

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