[mythtv] What can packagers/distro developers do to help the stability of "released" version of MythTV?

Adam Egger adam.egger at gmail.com
Thu Feb 24 08:36:17 UTC 2005

On Wed, 23 Feb 2005 17:37:35 -0800, Nav Jagpal <nav.jagpal at gmail.com> wrote:

> For example, Debian has three "branches" (Don't think that's the right
> word for it).. Stable/testing/unstable. That may be overkill for this
> project, but the idea is there.

So the easiest solution for the packagers/distro developers is to
create ~weekly experimental packages when something important was
commited to cvs.
So there would be official release packages *and* experimental packages. 
There's no really a need to have three "branches" like in debian. You
don't even need the stable "branch" for mythtv because CVS is really
"mostlystable". But it would help people to get back to a working
branch if something's really unusable in CVS (with a dbdump of
And then just 
apt-get install mythtv  - to get releases (0.17) or
apt-get install -t experimental mythtv - to get cvs builds (0.17.20050224).

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