[mythtv-users] Which MythTV to use?
Michael T. Dean
mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Sat Aug 5 15:38:07 UTC 2006
On 08/05/2006 11:18 AM, Cool Frood wrote:
> I've been using the stable 0.19 release in my new setup. When I
> decided to try out MythStream, I realised that it is more or less in
> sync with MythTV svn, so I wasn't able to compile it.
Uh. Why not compile the version that doesn't say, "compiles with MythTV
SVN"--you know, the version that says, "Compiles with MythTV 0.19
release"? (Install 0.16_5 and you're good to go.)
> My question is,
> what's a good version of MythTV to run, because the 0.19 release seems
> to be getting a little old.
> Being a developer myself, I don't mind if
> I have to fix a line of code here or there if I run into some trouble,
> but at the same time, I don't want a system that's too unstable. Is
> it OK to run the latest SVN?
Iff you're willing to subscribe to /and/ _read_ the -dev and -commits
lists. This is a pretty big commitment of your time, so how much time
do you want to spend on MythTV? If you just want a good PVR, use the
stable version. If you want to spend a bunch of time working
on/learning about/keeping up with MythTV, feel free to run SVN.
> Also, is the latest SVN going to be compatible with my 0.19 database,
> or will I to make some changes?
The latest SVN automatically updates your database--meaning you can
never go back to 0.19 (except from a backup), so make sure you're
serious if you really do upgrade. And, with 0.20 arriving "soon", it
may make more sense to just wait rather than going the SVN route.
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