[mythtv-users] Mythtv's tarballs and more frequent minor releases (was: New (for schedulesdirect.org) binaries for Mandriva...?)

Michael T. Dean mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Thu Aug 23 12:35:19 UTC 2007


On 08/23/2007 02:50 AM, Axel Thimm wrote:
> On Wed, Aug 22, 2007 at 04:27:08PM -0400, Michael T. Dean wrote:
>   
>> Why not use the appropriate SVN branch/tag to check it out?  (Note that
>> I'm not saying the tarballs won't be updated--I'm just wondering why
>> anyone uses them.)
>>     
> In general it is better to have people/packagers use tarballs, so
> everyone has a similar setup and known bugs. For mythtv's current
> development model (a stable rolling "release" and infrequent tarball
> releases) it makes more sense to use the fixes branch.
>
> But it would be better to release early/often out of the fixes branch,
> e.g. we could had been at 0.20.7 by now and we'd know that if someone
> runs say 0.20.3 he'd have to upgrade to at least 0.20.5 to fix this
> and that bug.
>
> I guess the reason for not having more frequent tarball (minor)
> releases is lack of manpower (and perhaps the users being comfortable
> with packagers pulling in svn diffs).
>
> I would volunteer to do the 0.20.x (and later 0.21.x etc) release cuts
> from mid/end September on if the dev team is interested. Maybe monthly
> minor releases, all I would need is an OK that some state of the fixes
> branch is release-worthy and a changelog of the user noteworthy
> changes (and of course the access to mythtv.org's infrastructure to
> svn cp/tarball cuts & uploads).

I think Jarod Wilson may have expressed an interest in doing similar
(but I think he got too busy to be able to really keep it up).  He
created a 0.20.1 release, but for several reasons, it never made it to
the download area of the website.



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