[mythtv-users] Apple X11 or XDarwin?

Eric Robinson ryunokokoro at gmail.com
Tue Sep 11 02:51:11 UTC 2007

Chris Ribe wrote:
> Just so you know,
> On 9/10/07, *Eric Robinson* <ryunokokoro at gmail.com
> <mailto:ryunokokoro at gmail.com>> wrote:
>     Steve MacLaren wrote:
>     > On 9/9/07, *Eric Robinson* <ryunokokoro at gmail.com
>     <mailto:ryunokokoro at gmail.com>
>     > <mailto:ryunokokoro at gmail.com <mailto:ryunokokoro at gmail.com>>>
>     wrote:
>     >
>     >     I've decided upon a Linux backend with Mac Mini Frontends for my
>     >     home network.  I've scanned the docs on the wiki and have
>     found no
>     >     mention whatsoever of compatibility (or lack thereof) with
>     Apple's
>     >     own X11 implementation.  And therein lies my question:
>     >
> Just a heads up - the Mac OS Mythfrontend.app has some annoying bugs
> that make it a lot less enjoyable than  a Linux frontend in my
> experience.    I have two macbooks that I use as frontends regularly,
> and two ubuntu P4 based frontends. 
> The Mac frontend is significantly less responsive, suffers from some
> slight but annoying video artifacts when playing HD content, doesn't
> handle commercial skipping, and suffers from a horrible bug that
> causes recording to recue to the beginning if you hit the "jump
> forward" or "jump backward" multiple times in rapid succession.
> It also tends to lock up the machine when left running for more than a
> day or so, and has exhinited problems returning from suspend/sleep. 
> In short, it's great to be able to use my macbook as a frontend, but
> it would suck as a dedicated frontend.     
Thanks for the heads up.  Linux is still an option in case we run into
issues with an OSX implementation.  I'm not too worried about it.  What
version of Mythfrontend.app are you using by the way?  The latest .20.2?

- Eric

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