[mythtv] likin it so far

Brian Fahrlander mythtv-dev@snowman.net
Sat, 20 Jul 2002 04:56:04 -0500

On Sat, 20 Jul 2002 02:04:03 -0400, "Isaac Richards" <ijr@po.cwru.edu> wrote:

    Hey...just do you know...there's a change in the air...

> Heh, sorry 'bout that..  Hadn't even considered someone running it on another 
> box. =)  I'll put fixing that on my todo list..  Need a better config system, 
> too.

    RPMs have always been a good way to _develop_ software, not just deploy it; it allows you, for example, to keep a "1.0.0" level of software and then apply fixes from people for various things, so that your process stays nice and clean.  It's kinda like not using a GOTO in BASIC; it's a subtle change, but an important one.
    But that much is old news; the real change is in the arrival of Apt as a means to actually deploy it, and institutions to help with it.  This is the same apt from Debian fame (and it makes me realize why there are so many Debian converts!) but for Redhat/Mandrake people, which is (I think) a larger audience.

    See http://apt.freshrpms.net.  This is a site that not only mirrors a lot of other cool RPMs, but Mattias at that site also tends to maintain the tarball->RPM conversion.  He's particularly interested in video applications like Ogle, Xine, and others.

    Won'tcha take a look at the site?  Not only can he 'produce' your software, he can, and does, help authors learn how to develop software with RPM in plain English.  (Which is kinda cool, since he lives in Barcelona!)

    Give it a try; Apt is some VERY good software, and this group of people are very helpful at getting software out the door.  Enjoy!

Brian Fahrländer              Linux Zealot, Conservative, and Technomad
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