[mythtv-users] OT: What does Fedora 8 really have to offer?

Peter Loron peterl at standingwave.org
Sat Nov 3 23:43:21 UTC 2007

On Sat, 2007-11-03 at 17:11 -0600, Marvin Match wrote:
> On 3 Nov 2007 at 9:16, Marc Barrett wrote:
> > I've considered rebuilding my MythTV installation based on a
> > new installation of Fedora 8, but I am starting to wonder what
> > that release really has to offer.  Arguably what was supposed
> > to be the biggest feature of this release -- KDE 4 -- was
> > stripped out and pushed back to Fedora 9.  So I am 
> > thinking of just sticking with Fedora 7 for now, and waiting
> > for Fedora 9 to rebuild my installation.
> > 
> Hmmm... 
> I would have to say that if Fedora 7 is working OK for you, why 
> upgrade at all? But:
> I've used Core 4 since it was current. Now Axel has removed support 
> for it on the ATrpms repository, so to upgrade to the latest MythTV 
> easily, and to get OS updates from Fedora I need to use something 
> current. (yeah, that's an overstatement, but clearly it's time)
> Core 6 will be the next to fall off the map so that's not a good 
> choice, leaving 7 and 8 as the only reasonable Fedora choices today.
> So, I'll go with Fedora 8 for any system I'll build now, not because 
> it has anything in it that makes it better for MythTV, but because it 
> will continue to be supported for longer than any other flavor of 
> Fedora that is available today.
> In your case, unless there is some other reason to upgrade, 
> personally I'd wait for 9.
> Marvin

Why not switch over to CentOS 5? Much longer support window than the FC


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