[mythtv-users] New (for schedulesdirect.org) binaries for Mandriva...?
william_munson at bellsouth.net
Wed Aug 22 21:19:02 UTC 2007
David Brodbeck wrote:
> 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 -fixes branch of SVN is the stable branch and YES it does include
support. The tarball is simply a snapshot of -fixes on a given date.
Personally I would rather have any fixes applied after that date too so
if you can download a tarball and compile it, you can easily check out a
svn branch and compile it.
Its a shame that the docs make it seem like -fixes should only be for
the "gifted" when IMHO anyone who plays in linux should be able to
compile from source.
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