[mythtv-users] Re: Why and Why NOT FC2?
Axel.Thimm at ATrpms.net
Mon Sep 13 18:33:23 EDT 2004
On Mon, Sep 13, 2004 at 01:54:54PM -0500, Steve Frank wrote:
> 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?
I can't really tell, it will depend on demand. Suffice it to say that
I still have RH7.3 for several packages, even mythtv 0.15 (for 0.16
there is too many higher requirements upstream, but perhaps even that
will be resurrected). I believe FC1 will still be around for quite
But there will be probably no new development on FC1. For instance
latest cx88 drivers and also linux-dvb focus on kernel 2.6, so it is a
mtter of time until some hardware will not work under FC1 and will
require FC2 and higher.
> 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.
That's for security fixes, there won't be any functional upgrades or
even additional packages in there on purpose. It's intention is to not
force people to upgrade due to security concerns.
> 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. :-)
> > 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.
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