[mythtv] What can packagers/distro developers do to help the
stability of "released" version of MythTV?
J. Donavan Stanley
jdonavan at jdonavan.net
Wed Feb 23 09:32:06 UTC 2005
Cecil Watson wrote:
> I fully understand that no software can be gauranteed bug free and
> I truly appreciate the work that the developers put into MythTV and
> the modules. MythTV's popularity will continue to grow as word of
> it's capabilities and power continues to spread. The ability for
> MythTV to run across various platforms will also lead to an increased
> user base. It seems like what dictacts a stable release is when a
> developer(s) has no issue with MythTV on his/her system. I can
> understand this way of thinking but as MythTV continues to grow in
> popularity, I don't this model will suffice.
Quite simply put, test CVS prior to release. It's not when a developer
has no issues, it's when the people who use CVS and report back to us
have no issues. If you're responsible for a binary package/distro and
you don't want to back port fixes into your release then it's in your
best interest to be on the dev list and to test CVS, before a release
(at a minimum).
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