Release Notes - 0.26

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Important.png Note: Please note that the following reflects changes for a future release of MythTV currently in development and not recommended for production use. The current release is 0.27.3.

Important 0.26 Dates
Event Date Changeset
Development Started 20 Aug 2011 df47df3
Alpha Released 18 Jul 2012 4a40145
Beta Released TBD TBD
RC Released TBD TBD
Final Release TBD TBD


Important.png Note: With due respect to the previous author, this page is here mostly to store the Special Notices and Instructions section.

0.26-release encompasses development revisions from [df47df3]cgitgithub though [TBD]cgitgithub
 
Information below is based on commits up to: [5239296]cgitgithub dated Sun Jul 29 2012.
 
The Key New Features and Major Changes below are relative to 0.25.


 

Key New Features

Add HTTP Live Streaming recorder [17c164a]cgitgithub

Major Changes

  • Conversion of internal times to UTC. Stored times will be converted by the database update mechanizim. For example, tables program, recorded, oldrecorded, recordupdate will have their starttimes and enddimtes converted to UTC. This should be of interest to daylight savings time users.
  • mythsyslogserver, a new system for handling all log requests. ZeroMQ is included in this release.
  • Numerous HLS (HTTP Live Streaming) playback fixes.
  • Add ability to override Bonjour's service name (-O BonjourHostname=mycomputer.)
  • Almost a complete rewrite of RAOP server, used for Airtunes/AirPlay.
  • Added recording rule templates [71c65b]cgitgithub
  • The formata of config.xml has changed and mysql.txt is no longer used. Example:
  • Allow themes to customize caption/subtitle formatting [f13eeb0]cgitgithub.
  • Make the subtitle zoom factor into a live setting [0089f7d]cgitgithub.

Prerequisite Changes

None

Added support libraries/prerequisites

None

Removed support libraries/prerequisites

None

Special Notices & Instructions

  • MySQL must have time zone tables added, see MySQL_Time_Zone_Tables.
  • If you need mythffplay, add --enable-sdl to your configure run [fb90f73]cgitgithub.
  • User scripts/tools that depended on mysql.txt should be reviewed. Since MythTV no longer uses mysql.txt, its no longer updated. Scripts/tools could stop working.
  • The (broken) "Expire in deleted order" setting has been removed [928135e]cgitgithub.
  • HLS users must use --enable-libmp3lame when running configure [628ea66]cgitgithub.
  • Note that a "DEPRECATED_608_TELETEXT" message will now appear in logs. Support for CEA-608 teletext captions is to be removed. The log entries will allow users to check whether they would be affected. Refs #10786 [7b1aef8]cgitgithub.