[mythtv-users] [old] Re: XvMC and libmpeg2 to be dropped in 0.25

Rob Smith kormoc at mythtv.org
Wed Feb 9 19:20:07 UTC 2011

On Wed, Feb 9, 2011 at 11:12 AM, Nick Rout <nick.rout at gmail.com> wrote:
> Yes, firefox works with many versions of apache, and indeed many other
> web server "backends"

This is a incorrect comparison.

MythFrontend and MythBackend can talk to each other and send data
to/from older and newer versions.

The comparison is that Firefox renders multiple versions of HTML
"correctly" and that's not entirely true. It doesn't understand webkit
specific css3 rules. It doesn't understand WEP html fully. It just
degrades much more gracefully then we do because if you don't get a
drop shadow on some text, it doesn't mean your data is corrupt.

If we missed a protocol interoperability issue and corrupted your
historic recording information, would you care? We think you will so
we take extra special care to make sure we don't allow such a bug to
get though, one of those ways is restricting the entire system to the
current protocol.

Would we like it different? Sure. We would love to have the time to
make it fully backwards compatible.

Do we? Not currently. There are 'more' important things we're working
on at this time.

Will we? Who knows.

OSS is all about scratching your itch and sharing it with others.

If this is really that important to you, you can get your hands dirty
and help us out (we don't bite too hard!) or you can setup a bounty
and get someone else interested in it enough to get it done.

I'm really sorry that you feel we're not spending enough time on your
specific wants, but that's the nature of a free, volunteer project. We
don't get a paycheck, we don't get a list of tasks we have to do. We
just keep on keeping on and if it works for you, great! If not, no
worries, we're doing this for ourselves if nothing else.


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