[mythtv-users] Re: Why and Why NOT FC2?

Steve Frank steve.frank at bevcore.com
Mon Sep 13 14:54:54 EDT 2004

One concern is the announced end of life for FC1.  Colin Charles has
released a PDF on what's new in FC3
(http://www.bytebot.net/talks/FC3-t2rawhide-whatsnew.pdf), and it
appears that when the FC3 Test 2 is out, FC1 updates will cease.  This
was supposed to be today, but it looks like it got pushed back a week.  

I'm sure Axel will continue on making RPMS for FC1, for a while, but how
long. Axel?  Community made support for FC1 is done through
http://www.fedoralegacy.org/, where the core Fedora development stops
caring and leaves it up to the rest of us.

Disclaimer: I'm not totally into following all of this, I read what I
can to get the job done so I might be a little less knowledgable here to
form a good opinion.

Aside, I'm using FC1 and I'm not breaking it. :-)


> -----Original Message-----
> From: mythtv-users-bounces at mythtv.org 
> [mailto:mythtv-users-bounces at mythtv.org] On Behalf Of Axel Thimm
> Sent: Monday, September 13, 2004 5:39 AM
> To: Discussion about mythtv
> Subject: [mythtv-users] Re: Why and Why NOT FC2?
> On Sun, Sep 12, 2004 at 11:05:37PM -0700, Nowhere wrote:
> > I have an FC1 install working fine. My question is why 
> would I want to 
> > upgrade my Mythbox (specifically) to FC2. And contrarily, 
> why wouldn't 
> > I (i.e. risks)? I can give the first con:
> > 
> > Con: My current system works. Ain't broke don't fix...
> Never run a touchy system. Ehm, or something along that lines.
> If your FC1 setup works, don't break it! Unless you are bored 
> to death and need some occupation ;)
> On Mon, Sep 13, 2004 at 03:27:01AM -0400, Darryl Wisneski wrote:
> > I look forward to using Fedora Core 2 so I can take 
> advantage of the 
> > multimedia improvements that you get in the 2.6 kernel (& stuff).
> Like the enforced 4KSTACKS that broke xfs and ivtv? Or the 
> latencies that made all audio applications go back to kernel 
> 2.4? I believe the contrary is the case.
> > I understand that FC2 uses 2.6 by default.  Some of the 
> newer drivers 
> > necessary for latest revisions on chipsets of the raw tv 
> capture cards 
> > (no compression) are in the 2.6.  Anybody care to comment 
> on specific 
> > cards & chipsets?
> That's true, some newer drivers for some DVB-T cards (based 
> on cx88), or newer PVR 250 cards with newer tcl tuners are 
> only supported with patches for kernel 2.6.
> In general: If it works unter FC1, use this, otherwise try 
> your luck with FC2.
> --
> Axel.Thimm at ATrpms.net

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