[mythtv-users] Recommendations on a stable SVN trunk to use?

John Pilkington J.Pilk at tesco.net
Sat Feb 17 14:55:34 UTC 2007

Yeechang Lee wrote:
> I'd like to step up to an SVN trunk release from the 0.20-fixes I run
> now, but don't want to give up the convenience of RPM packages and
> don't want to have to deal with any broken components or
> features. ATrpms currently has (at
> <URL:http://dl.atrpms.net/src/fc6-x86_64/atrpms/bleeding/>) two SVN
> releases, r12674 and r12782. How are they in terms of usability and
> completeness?
I'm using r12782 on fc5, i386.  I'm not in a production environment and 
need to satisfy no other viewers.  Axel says his 'bleeding' builds are 
'intended to break your system' and that's a risk I have to take.  So 
far there hasn't been anything catastrophic and I think I'm able to do 
what I want to do with greater reliability that I could when running 
'fixes' before the 'bleeding' builds came along.

I'm in the UK, receiving DVB-T 'on the fringe', and I use Myth to 
record, top-and-tail and strip commercials before archiving to DVD. 
That needs the lossless mpeg2 transcode.  That frequently failed in 
'fixes' and I understand that some revisions won't be backported.  The 
new version seems more reliable, although not solid.

The internal DVD player fails when going from 'menu' to 'view', both 
from DVD and from iso image, and the cutlist editor (and apparently 
skipping forward/back while viewing recordings) have problems that can 
sometimes be worked around.  I can view DVDs in other ways.

I think it's a great product, but it comes with no guarantees.  I like 
to think that I'm helping by using it and reporting problems.  If a 
problem is more serious than it used to be I can, I hope, revert to 
fixes.  I haven't any experience of trying to apply patches or 
developing code in this sort of environment.

HTH (and grateful thanks to Axel)

John P

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