[vdr] VDR Development

Halim Sahin halim.sahin at t-online.de
Sat Sep 6 11:18:36 CEST 2008


FULLACK Carstenand Davide,


On Sa, Sep 06, 2008 at 10:45:54 +0200, Carsten Koch wrote:
> Davide Cavalca wrote:
> ...
> > I'm neither Klaus not a regular of this list, but I think you're not
> > being fair here: Klaus has every right to say he won't develop on a
> > community tree; it is, after all, his own free time. BTW, if I remember
> > well, Klaus has coded several features (i.e. subtitles) he himself said
> > he didn't use. 
> > Like it or not, VDR is a "cathedral"-style project: this has led to
> > higher code quality and very good stability, at the expense of a slower
> > development pace and the lack of some bleeding-edge features in the
> > mainline. If you want those features, you can use a patch posted on this
> > list (e.g. for hdtv, sourcecaps) or use a plugin (e.g. for teletext
> > subtitles). Many distributions include those patches or provide a way
> > for the user to easily appy them. Of course, you're also free to develop
> > your own patches for new features: if they're good enough, I'm sure
> > they'll eventually find their way into the mainline, as it happened,
> > e.g., with the shutdown handling rewrite some time ago.
> > 
> > You say you want to fork it: what would you accomplish with that? It's
> > not as if the code would magically write itself. I've yet to see a
> > single prospective developer say "if it were forked I'd write X". (And,
> > BTW, there's nothing forbidding him to write X in form of a patch and
> > post it on this list.) On the other hand, by forking you'd probably lose
> > Klaus, who has written by himself the majority of VDR code and knows it
> > like no one else.
> > 
> > Finally, I personally fail to see why people switching to MythTV is a
> > bad thing; VDR is not a religion, I think everyone should use whichever
> > software he thinks suits best his needs. I'm very happy with VDR and
> > won't be switching anytime soon.
> 
> Davide, I have been following VDR development since June 2000
> and I have been subscribed to this list since January 2002.
> 
> I could not have put it better than you did above.
> I totally agree with everything you said.
> 
> Carsten.
> 
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Halim Sahin
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