[mythtv] request: OSX mythfrontend and winmyth for CVS backend

Jeremiah Morris jm at whpress.com
Mon Nov 15 02:30:20 UTC 2004

On 13 Nov 2004, at 6:41 PM, Chris Petersen wrote:

> I'm wondering if the maintainers of both of these projects would be 
> interested in offering cvs-compatible downloads for those of us who 
> run mythtv cvs.

Today is the first time ever that an unmodified CVS checkout of mythtv 
compiles and works on OS X.

I know there's lots of interest in this, but currently it takes a great 
deal of effort to get Myth and (more importantly) all of the 
dependencies to work together.  Compiling is easy compared to the rest 
of the steps; we need to come up with an integrated solution, or we 
won't really be helping anyone.  I would rather spend time getting it 
right than answering support requests for a hastily produced binary.

The good news is that Jan, Nigel, and I worked through a lot of these 
issues with the recent DarwinPorts release, so it's a matter of using 
that knowledge to create a mostly-automated process.  Nigel and I are 
working on a new patch for graphically editing mysql.txt, which is the 
last major Mac-friendly requirement, and then we'll look at producing 

So, I ask all of the OS X folks to have patience a little while longer. 
  When we're ready, we'll do it in the true Macintosh way, but honestly 
we're not there yet.

- Jeremiah

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