[mythtv-users] Stability of atrpms/mythtv-0.22
R. G. Newbury
newbury at mandamus.org
Fri May 22 20:44:40 UTC 2009
Greg Woods wrote:
> On Fri, 2009-05-22 at 06:02 -0400, William wrote:
>> For my money, trunk is completely useless, many of the plugins do not
>> work yet and the stability is horrible.
> Just wanted to chime in here and say that my experience is completely
> Yes, trunk is not stable code. It changes frequently and sometimes
> things DON'T work. However, I have had very good luck with it. My HD-PVR
> works very well and so does VDPAU. I have actually had four recordings
> and an HD playback going at the same time (on an AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2
> Dual Core Processor 4200+ under Fedora 10) with only the smallest
> jerkiness in the playback. It's totally cool.
> I have run into some issues, such as MythMusic crashing whenever I tried
> to use it. Then an announcement came on the commit list that a bug was
> fixed that caused it to crash playing OGG files, so I did an "svn up",
> recompiled, and now MythMusic works perfectly. This is the kind of thing
> you can expect when running trunk.
> I love the new PiP features, I have always wanted to be able to PiP a
> recording instead of just Live TV. But it doesn't work too well right
> now, as the PiP playback is so jerky that it's unwatchable. I'm not sure
> if I should report this as a bug or not, perhaps after the hockey and
> basketball playoffs are over and I have time to run the appropriate
> tracing and debugging tools.
> All this said, I don't think it's good strategy to run trunk from RPMs.
> Because it *is* unstable, you need to be able to apply bug fixes
> quickly. If you are running trunk, you should be running from source
> compile, so that you can "svn up" as needed.
I'll add my two cents with Greg. Extremely stable even using VDPAU.
Minor lockup problems were squashed with the next nvidia driver version.
Extremely stable prior to that running the Intel driver (until they
deleted XvMC support about version 2.5.2).
Yes Mythvideo and MythMusic got messed up during the toolkit changeover
but they are now working. The core never flinched.
Yes I have had recent glitches but nothing unbearable. I could and did
live with no OSD for a little while. Now fixed.
BUT, you do have to be willing to update. (Not that that is a
hassle...scripts are nice to know how to use!)
Please let me know if anything I say offends you.
I may wish to offend you again in the future.
Tux says: "Be regular. Eat cron flakes."
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