[mythtv] Which Distro?

Tony Clark mythtv-dev@snowman.net
Sun, 22 Dec 2002 10:36:50 +0100

I normaly use Gentoo but for kicks I set up another box with RH8.  It worked 
pretty well.  I've just converted the box over to Gentoo though, as I am 
interested to see if the optimisation that you get with Gentoo gives any real 
advantages.  It should and it maybe a good choice for those light on 
processor grunt.

I think you have to expect some issues with Mythtv as it is still in heavy 
development mode.  0.7 is quite stable but still has a few quirks.  It would 
be nice to see 0.8 out or maybe even a back port of some of the bug fixes and 
make a 0.71.  To maintain the current 0.7 would require someone with the 
necessary skill and interest to do it.  The current developers seem to be 
pretty busy getting stuff done for the next release and it wouldn't be fair 
to asked them to back port patchs.  I would help but I'm no c++ programer.


On Sunday 22 December 2002 09.45, Mike Payson wrote:
> Which distribution is recommended for use with MythTV? I've been using
> Gentoo, but I've run into some (probably minor) issues that are making me
> think that it might be easier to just start over with a different
> distribution. FreeplayTV recommends Slackware, but gives no
> rationalizations for that decision. What's going to be the easiest to get
> up & running with?
> Thanks,
> Mike

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