[mythtv-users] Build options for mythtv (was: This is odd...)

Isaac Richards ijr at po.cwru.edu
Mon Sep 20 19:34:00 EDT 2004

On Monday 20 September 2004 05:49 pm, Axel Thimm wrote:
> On Mon, Sep 20, 2004 at 03:11:11PM -0400, Isaac Richards wrote:
> > On Monday 20 September 2004 02:48 pm, Axel Thimm wrote:
> > > > Wow, you mean to tell me that the default build options are
> > > > really that way for a reason?  Who woulda thunk it?
> > >
> > > It is difficult to guess the reason for the entries being commented
> > > out. If you imply that these were of experimental nature, there is no
> > > way to distinguish from lirc/alsa/arts/dvb etc which are also
> > > commented out.
> >
> > If you had paid attention at all to the -dev list, or the -commits list,
> > or the -users list, you would have seen the fairly numerous bug reports
> > and problems arising from that feature, and so have known the reason why
> > the opengl sync is disabled by default.
> Indeed, but the point is that this choice should not depend on reading
> all posts on all lists, reviewing code and so on. And I rely on 3rd
> party input for some components, e.g. when someone passes me new spec
> file modifications for via board, I can only have a superficial check
> as I have no way to test it.

You apparently value the input of random people who aren't familiar with the 
source over mine, which is rather troublesome.

> Would you care making a suggestion for the default build options for
> packages (rpms and deps)? E.g. the maximal set of sensible options
> that can be enabled for a general pupose package? I understand that
> outrules
> o directfb (conflicts with X11, unless there is now runtime selection
>   possible), and
> o opengl_vsync (due to stability)
> Anything else that is not for the masses?

The settings.pro that is distributed with the source is what I recommend as 
the default compile options.  It wouldn't be that way otherwise.

My main issue with all this is that I _specifically_ disabled opengl sync in 
settings.pro the day before the release so that people wouldn't have any 
problems with it.  


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