[mythtv-users] why change db stuff with every version change?

Evuraan evuraan at gmail.com
Wed Nov 25 08:08:39 UTC 2009

.22 frontends will not work with .21 backends
This version of MythTV requires an updated database.(schema is 30
versions behind)

sounds too  familiar, I had to tear down my db & rebuild when i came
from previous versions to 0.21 and seems the cycle repeats again.
which makes wonder, why are we doing this to ourselves?

why cant we leave the db schema as it is?

now if you have solid reasons to convince  that changes in db schema
with every version change is good evolution supported by good reasons,
pls treat this as a silly rant.

or at least, provide some sort of backward compatibiity so that the
precious db of yester years continues to be of use with upstream
versions w/o having to redo the db that'd be swell.

(yes, I probably can dump the tables & rebuild the db to the new
schema if i stfw, but i'd happier if i did not have to)

/end of rant.

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