[mythtv-users] LiveTV Broken or Bad Permissions?

Chris Pinkham cpinkham at bc2va.org
Wed Nov 16 19:15:08 EST 2005

> > Do you at random times go to your coworker's computers and take pieces of
> > code they've been working on and compile them into your programs and put that code
> > into production use without asking or checking to see if there are any unintended
> > side-effects in their code?  That's what you're doing if you just "svn update"
> > without reading the lists to see what's working or not working (whether intentional
> > or not) at the time.

> yep, I work on the andromda open source project and the public cvs
> always works, or if it doesnt it gets fixed pretty quick. If its not for
> public consumption dont publish it to the public. 

Didn't really answer my question, but that's ok.  Myth's SVN HEAD is not guaranteed to be
working 100% of the time although we stive for that.  Just because your project does it
doesn't mean Myth has to.  As has been mentioned several times before, it's a project by
developers for developers.  The fact that the public has access to the repository
is a freebie.  As developers, we try not to break SVN at all and when we do, it's not
usually for long periods of time, but it will happen.  Myth's SVN is somewhere in
the middle between what we're working on on our own systems and what will be released.
It leans toward release quality, but sometimes we break things to make progress.
If you want 100% (or as close to 100% as possible) working release quality code, then
you should stick to the -fixes branch.  If you're using Myth SVN, we expect you to pay
attention a little.  It's not too much to ask.  Ample warning was given and this has been
discussed on the lists since LiveTV was disabled, but there are still people almost every
day asking if LiveTV is broken.  If they didn't read the past 2 weeks worth of posts talking
about it, why do you think they'd read a simple note somewhere else.

I've been keeping quiet (well, other than the laughing to myself) but decided to speak up
because I think it's a bit stupid to "svn update" blindly.  Myth is Myth and everything else
is not.  If you're using Myth SVN, (we) the developers expect you to pay attention.  That's
that and it isn't going to change.  The commit logs and the -commits mailing list aren't just
for the fun of it.  If people can't or don't want to pay attention they should stick to the
-fixes branch.

Anyway, that's my $0.02 and all I'm saying on the subject.

/me goes off to break some more stuff in SVN HEAD


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