[mythtv] mythui

Steve Daniels steve.p.daniels at googlemail.com
Mon Feb 4 15:11:17 UTC 2008

On 04/02/2008, Bert Haverkamp <bert at bertenselena.net> wrote:
> 2008/2/4, Steve Daniels <steve.p.daniels at googlemail.com>:
> > On 04/02/2008, Bert Haverkamp <bert at bertenselena.net> wrote:
> >
> > > How easy is it to put 0.20 and 0.21 side by side on one machine?
> >
> > Go on, take the plunge and go trunk, I double dare you ;-)
> >
> Hi Steve,
> Sounds encouraging:-) Thanks, I will consider it!
>  But please explain: What is the reason for trunk if it can't get
> unstable occationally? Or are all extensions added without any bugs? I
> would asume it goes through les stable periods occationally.
> How often will my wife hate me for upgrading a trunk version of mythtv???

My personal experience has actually been very good. I previously stuck
to "stable" releases on my production system. I was probably getting
the frontend hanging once a day requiring a restart, and the backend
unceremoniously dying once or twice a week. I've now been running
r15481 of trunk since the multirec merge. I had a couple of hiccups
with regard to DVB Radio and messages saying the channel hadn't tuned
yet in LiveTV when it had, but you just have to click ok/enter for the
message to disappear. (Both are known issues, have tickets and IIRC
are shceduled to be fixed prior to the next release. Neither are show
stoppers for me though.)
So since the first day of fiddling round, I can't remember the
frontend ever having crashed. Only two problems when it couldn't
connect to the backend. One was because I'd unplugged the wrong
network cable, and the other time was because I'd accidentally pressed
the power button on my backend server whilst moving some boxes around.

All in all, user experience has gone up, up and up.

> But seriously, I know I am not working on the edge of the
> capabilities. But It is nice to have a mythtv system that is stable
> for months without any bug-chasing. I would like to add some features
> to it now, so I start learning the basic plugin skills.
> 0.21 seems to be nicely maturing. I saw a few posts hinting at end of
> februari. That would be great. But I haven't seen a sort of freeze
> plan, so I will just wait and see for the moment. But once 0.21 hits
> the shelfs, I will move over my efforts to this release.
> Bert

At the end of the day, it probably wouldn't take more than a couple of
hours, to make a recent backup of your db, and give trunk a whirl and
see what happens. There are even the trunk packages available on
Ubuntu and Fedora and more.

Good luck with however you move forward with this.

Steve Daniels

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