Opened 16 years ago

Closed 14 years ago

#66 closed enhancement (invalid)

Extend to cover New Zealand channels

Reported by: DeanPemberton Owned by:
Priority: minor Milestone:
Component: Shepherd Version: 1.x
Keywords: Cc:


As there are people in NZ using Shepherd to grab data for Aussie channels. Is there an interest in extending Shepherd to grab NZ guide data too?

If so then let me know and I can start on the grabber etc.

Also let me know if you see any large gotchas (timezones etc)

Change History (5)

comment:1 Changed 16 years ago by Max

Would you be able to host a Shepherd NZ mirror?

comment:2 Changed 16 years ago by DeanPemberton

Depending on whats required, it's certainly possible.

comment:3 Changed 16 years ago by Max

We could adapt Shepherd to support NZ. This is what would be required:

  1. Someone writes grabbers for NZ regions. (At least one; more would be good.)
  2. We modify Shepherd's --configure routine to support non-Aus locations
  3. We modify Shepherd to support partial mirroring. NZ users would issue a command like "--setmirror http://nz.shepherd.url" to indicate that their Shepherd should look in a non-standard location for status updates. The NZ mirror would host a local status file, differing from the main one where appropriate (e.g. no Aussie grabbers, new NZ ones), plus local code (the NZ grabbers). Everything else would continue to be pulled from the main server.
  4. An NZ host for storing the status file and NZ grabbers.
  5. Maintenance of above.

None of that would be too hard. The grabbers would require most work.

comment:4 Changed 15 years ago by Max

Priority: majorminor

Numbers 2 and 3 above are now supported via --sources (incl. --addsource, --delsource).

comment:5 Changed 14 years ago by Max

Resolution: invalid
Status: newclosed

Closed due to lack of user response.

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