[mythtv] Packaging prereleases/CVS? (was: Next release?)
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Fri Jan 23 14:42:02 EST 2004
Sorry for not responding about this earlier, I've been overloaded with
"life" lately and haven't had much time to think about myth stuff.
> would it make sense to rethink about publishing packages of
> prereleased versions, CVS or otherwise?
> Many projects have unstable/bleeding edge/beta packaged stages for the
> adventurous to lay their hand upon. What do you think?
I'm personally in favor of this. Granted, I currently build my own
packages from CVS (or will once this ../../.. qmake "feature" is
resolved or worked around), but it would be nice to have official
packages so I don't have to do this.
In my case, I refuse to install unpackaged software on my systems unless
there is a REALLY good reason - packages are just too nice to deal
with. As a developer on this project, I do occasionally need to keep up
Although I agree that it wouldn't be such a great idea having a link to
the CVS rpm's prominently featured with the other download links, I
don't think such a link should be discouraged outright. There are
plenty of people capable of providing good bug reports, who wouldn't
otherwise install CVS for debugging. If there was an unofficial
repository of cvs rpm's (not linked to from the myth web page, but
somewhere we could publicly post/talk about, rather than Axel's private
one), those people could still use CVS.
If it becomes a major hassle, we could always go back to the way things
just my $.02
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