[mythtv-users] New (for schedulesdirect.org) binaries for Mandriva...?
gull at gull.us
Wed Aug 22 20:40:25 UTC 2007
On Aug 22, 2007, at 1:27 PM, Michael T. Dean wrote:
> On 08/22/2007 02:35 PM, jedi at mishnet.org wrote:
>>> Daniel Kristjansson wrote:
>>>> We will probably tag a 0.20.2 release tomorrow. Then it will take
>>>> hours to days for the various distros to update their packages.
>>>> Schedules Direct made sure to include packagers in the beta test
>> Will the source tarball downloads be updated?
> Why not use the appropriate SVN branch/tag to check it out? (Note
> I'm not saying the tarballs won't be updated--I'm just wondering why
> anyone uses them.)
I'd guess two reasons:
- Unfamiliarity with SVN. I use it almost every day, but most people
who don't do software development don't, so it's something new they
have to learn.
- A desire for a stable target. The SVN trunk branch changes
constantly and sometimes breaks. With a tarball you know you're
getting something that other people are using, which leads to more
confidence that it will actually work. (Yeah, I know you don't have
to download trunk. But I don't know if there's a stable branch that
includes SD yet, and selecting a branch adds yet another layer of
complexity for people who aren't familiar with SVN.)
The instructions on the MythTV site admonish people planning to
compile from SVN to join the -commits and -dev mailing lists, and
don't provide a cookbook approach for downloading via SVN, so I
suspect most users assume this is "experts only" territory.
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