[mythtv-users] VDPAU support on 0.21-fixes
jyavenard at gmail.com
Wed Jan 28 01:33:04 UTC 2009
2009/1/28 Nicolas Will <nico at youplala.net>:
> I would just like to know how commited you are to this repo and to your
Let me start by saying that you are under no obligations to use my
packages nor my patches... Due to this, I don't even think I should
bother answering this question ; but I will anyway :)
I have been maintaining my version of mythtv customised for my needs
for a very long time, before it was on CentOS/Fedora, now Ubuntu.
This version is what I have installed at my place in a production
environment (e.g. sitting in the living room, used by the wife).
Being fiddly by nature, I like to always have the latest and greatest.
Now if there are updates on the vdpau support in trunk and it directly
affects me (and it probably would) then I will merge those changes
back in fixes. Obviously there are no guarantees.
Due to the way I created this backport, keeping in sync with trunk is
required should I ever want to include some features in the future. I
can't just pick and choose without spending a considerable amount of
> What you just did is basically a fork.
No I didn't... nor do I intend to do so in the future.
The day 0.22 is released officially, I will stop my effort on
improving 0.21 while keeping it stable.
> How commited are you to keep tracking the mythbuntu weekly -fixes
> builds ?
There aren't much new things done in mythtbuntu weekly-fixes other
than getting the latest version of svn...
Seeing how fixes haven't changed much in a while, I have no doubt that
my patches could be applied easily on a newer version.
if you want VDPAU support in Mythbuntu weekkly-fixes, then ask them to
integrate the VDPAU mods, I won't be mirroring them with my changes
I see no reason to keep in sync with mythbuntu weekly fixes. Last week
build broke my system for example, it would always segfault when
I won't ever release something if it doesn't at least work for me.
> How commited are you to follow the vdpau development and keep updating
> your patch?
I have been publishing mplayer packages with vdpau from the day nvidia
announced vdpau (check on the nvidia own forum)...
nvidia released a new mplayer yesterday and I had packages ready
within a few hours.
> How committed are you to support and fix stuff that breaks ?
I've always answered emails directly addressed to me.
This distribution list is a very high volume one. As such I usually
only subscribe to it when I have an issue or wish to share something.
If you want to be kept updated on the vdpau changes , the probably
best way would be to hit refresh on my web page, or use my repository
> So, should I commit my stable mythbuntu weekly -fixes system to your
Up to you...
my build is based on mythbuntu weekly-fixes ; I then adapted their
patches to fit my code.
One thing to keep in mind: mythbuntu weekly *will* release a new
version every week, with a new version number , even is there has been
no change whatsoever to the underlying code. That's just the way SVN
works. One change anywhere in the repository and the whole version
I will release a new package when there is actually a change in
0.21-fixes that is relevant. So while mythbuntu weekly-fixes may have
a newer package with a higher version number, it doesn't mean that
it's actually a better, newer mythtv.
> I am asking, not to feed the monster, but to make my own decision.
Hope I answered your questions and concerns appropriately...
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