[mythtv-users] No IVTV in 0.25?
Saul A. Peebsen
jaglover at gmail.com
Sun Dec 18 01:05:26 UTC 2011
On Sat, 17 Dec 2011 16:38:56 -0800
Robert McNamara <robert.mcnamara at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sat, Dec 17, 2011 at 4:20 PM, Saul A. Peebsen <jaglover at gmail.com>
> > The future seems pretty dark right now, I do not think our voice is
> > heard. There was a bug filed but it did not catch any attention.
> > Once 0.24 expires I'm thinking about trying out VDR.
> You are using development code. We fix bugs as we find time and
> interest, and there's no such thing as ".25." The currently active
> versions are .24, and master. We have two developers using HVR-2250s
> with master without issue. Since you're using development code, you
> have the option to find and fix what you believe are bugs, or report
> and live with them if they are indeed bugs. You appear to believe
> that we treat our development code as a supported release-- it isn't
> one. If you cannot fix your own bugs, and you cannot live with them
> existing, then master is not for you. Things are frequently
> *knowingly* broken in development code for many months at a time as
> we work through issues, develop new features, refactor old code, etc.
> Master is not supported as a release precisely because we expect it
> to be broken. I have half a dozen known broken features in master in
> code I myself maintain because I have projects in-progress-- multiply
> that by the number of developers and you have many potential
> half-finished and broken features.
> The future is no more dark than it is at any time with development
> code-- The only reason there might be fewer periods of brokenness in
> VDR is because the pace of their development is frankly glacial
> compared to ours.
Thank you, Robert.
I'm sorry for being provocative (I was). As a long time FOSS user I do
not think I have any right to demand anything. I just wanted to hear
something like you said above. I really like MythTV and I'm thankful
for all the work the development team is doing.
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