[mythtv] Ticket #5487: LATM AAC audio stream support

David Engel david at istwok.net
Fri Jan 30 16:58:15 UTC 2009

On Thu, Jan 29, 2009 at 08:42:59PM -0800, Robert McNamara wrote:
> > Agreed, it has made myth very unstable unfortunately and it's hard to
> > use mythtv trunk for anything else but a test box..
> That's exactly the reason, generally speaking, people shouldn't be
> using trunk and trunk features, except for development.  Trunk boxes
> should *only* be dev or test boxes, and choosing to do otherwise needs
> to be a calculated decision.  It's also a good reason for there being
> a slightly higher barrier to entry to using them, as it compels the
> user to carefully consider the steps as they take them (and maybe run
> across people who can explain why it might not be the best decision
> for them).

For users, I fully agree with this.  For developers, though, not so
much.  It used to be a fairly easy decision to run trunk for
production.  I alnost always stayed within a week or two of current
from mid-2003 until 0.21 was released in early-2008.  Yeah, there were
occasional, unintended gaffes, but things generally stayed pretty
stable.  I miss that.

Until I saw Isaac's message elsewhere in this thread, I didn't think
any developers were using trunk for everyday use.  Perhaps, if more of
us did that (myself included), things would stablize more quickly.

On Fri, Jan 30, 2009 at 04:13:43PM +1100, Jean-Yves Avenard wrote:
> Currently the only way someone can be tempted to run trunk is to have
> two completely separate setup. One with 0.21 fixes that works well and
> is stable.. And 0.22 for the spare time allowed to test and debug.

That's what I'm doing.  I'm starting to use 0.22 more now that Time
Warner finally gave DFW a reasonable number of HD channels and I have
a frontend capable of playing full-resolution HD-PVR recordings.

David Engel
david at istwok.net

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