[mythtv-users] [old] Re: XvMC and libmpeg2 to be dropped in 0.25
ryan.goat at gmail.com
Wed Feb 9 13:38:24 UTC 2011
On Wed, Feb 9, 2011 at 6:46 AM, Brian J. Murrell <brian at interlinx.bc.ca> wrote:
> My comment was that that it's impossible to leave one (say) FE in a myth
> network at a version that works well for it and provides the needed
> hardware support when you need to upgrade another machine in the myth
> network to get hardware support for newer hardware simply because one
> has to always upgrade all machines due to myth refusing any sort of
> back/for-ward protocol compatibility.
Yes you have to choose one version of MythTV for your entire network
of frontends and backends. That seems to only make sense. Can you
swap a different design of engine block into your car without also
changing the heads and manifolds? No, all those things must match
> I wonder why so many other software projects don't seem to have any
> problem with this protocol compatibility between various releases and
> yet myth needs to be sooooo rigid.
Can you name one of these other software projects you are talking
about? And before you respond please ask yourself, "why am I using
MythTV instead of this other project?" That might highlight the fact
these other projects are really not comparable to MythTV.
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