[mythtv-users] Ubuntu TV
tjharris at weaselworkz.com
Tue Jan 31 05:48:18 UTC 2012
On Fri, Jan 13, 2012 at 2:12 PM, Steven Adeff <adeffs.mythtv at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Jan 12, 2012 at 9:59 PM, Cecil Watson <knoppmyth at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I saw Ubuntu TV at CES. What was being displayed is a mock up. Ubuntu TV has
>> a long way to go before one can buy it at your local electronics store.
>> Ubuntu TV isn't a replacement for MythTV.
> What's sad is that they are not devoting that development time to make
> mythfrontend be able to do everything they want.
> What they want is MythTV but with more enhancements, instead of
> enhancing they're choosing to start from scratch. Damn shame.
>From what I read about Ubuntu TV, it sounded like they were taking the
backend from mythtv, frontend from XBMC, and extending it.
Personally, I think that's a very good way to go. The mythtv backend
is far better than anything else out there. But the frontend has not
really kept up with XBMC and derivatives.
Are you guys sure what was shown as CES was a mockup? There is code
available for download: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuTV/Contributing
It says there that they used the AspireRevo as their dev/test
platform. That happens to be what I use for my mythtv frontend box,
running Ubuntu Linux. When I get some spare time, I'll give it a
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