[mythtv-users] Upgrading to 0.21
william_munson at bellsouth.net
Sun Oct 14 10:20:03 UTC 2007
Dan Wilson wrote:
> On 10/13/2007 at 5:49 PM William Munson wrote:
>> The main reason to avoid SVN trunk would be stability issues and
>> although trunk is pretty darn stable it is development code and
>> depending on exactly when you checkout code may be rock solid or barf
>> completely. At the moment (r14679) its pretty good. Solid enough to be
>> my choice for my front/back combo machine.
> The current tip on atrpms is 14618. Is there enough benefit to 14679 to be worth moving all the way to SVN rather than to atrpms?
The benefit of SVN is that you can only compile the options you need
enabled. This results in smaller/tighter executables and may make your
system more stable. With an optimized build I am able to playback HD
material on my wimpy AthlonXP processor. With the bloated packaged
version I never even came close.
As to your question about is it worth it to get the last few updates?
For me that answer is yes however you should probably read the commits
list to see what has changed in those last few updates to see if its
worth it for you. Compiling your own is nothing to be afraid of, the
hard part is installing all the software and devel packages.
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