[mythtv-users] Recommended distro?

Cecil Watson knoppmyth at gmail.com
Fri Jul 6 17:17:12 UTC 2012


On Fri, Jul 6, 2012 at 2:57 AM, Nick Rout <nick.rout at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Fri, Jul 6, 2012 at 8:18 AM, Cecil Watson <knoppmyth at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> >
> > On Thu, Jul 5, 2012 at 12:51 PM, David Litchman <
> david.litchman at gmail.com>
> > wrote:
> >>
> >> Thanks to everyone for the suggestions, I've got Mythbuntu and LinHES
> set
> >> up and running on VMs.  LinHES certainly seems to be a lot simpler but
> then
> >> it also looks to be more limited in terms of what you can do with it
> above
> >> and beyond MythTV.  LinHES is also using Myth 0.24-fixes while
> Mythbuntu is
> >> 0.25-fixes.  Is that going to make any kind of major difference in
> >> capabilities?
> >>
> > 0.25 is in the LinHES testing repos. A new release w/ 0.25 will be out
> soon.
> > The Ceton does work w/ 0.24 included in LinHES thanks to Ron Frazier's
> patch
> > (http://www.ronfrazier.net/mythtv/0.24/index.html#CetonSupport).
> >
> > LinHES is meant to be an appliance so, you won't find Open Office in our
> > repo. A lot of what a user would want to do, we try and account for in
> our
> > Service Menu. However, they is don't stopping a user from opening an
> xterm
> > and working configuring by hand. If you think LinHES is limited I'd
> > certainly invite you to contact me off list with your thoughts.
>
>
> Cecil, how often do you produce new packages for linhes? I am guessing
> it doesn't track -fixes in the way that mythbuntu does - ie produce
> new packages with every commit. The frequency of updates is what is
> keeping me on buntu, but I am seriously considering migrating my
> backend to linhes when I go to to 0.25. Lack of knowledge of how
> closely you track 0.25-fixes is what is holding me back.
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Hi Nick,

The production of new packages vary with our schedules (we only have 4 core
developers). We build packages for our testing repo first then migrate it
to production. We aim for stability (appliance) over rapid availability of
packages.

-- 
Enjoy the day,

Cecil
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