[vdr] DXR3, which versions to select?

Ville Skyttä ville.skytta at iki.fi
Tue Mar 8 18:00:42 CET 2005

On Tue, 2005-03-08 at 13:18 +0200, Markku Tavasti wrote:
> Ville Skyttä <ville.skytta at iki.fi> writes:
> >> Fine work, thanks! However, you don't mentition compatible vdr
> >> version. I suppose you know at least one VDR version your packages
> >> compile & work, right? :-) 
> >>From http://cachalot.mine.nu/src/dxr3/:
> > "You'll need VDR version 1.3.13 or later to use all the patches for the 
> >  plugin (or the pre-rolled combined patch and -patched tarball)."
> But what are these messages like '[PATCH] dxr3 for vdr-1.3.22'

What the subject says? :)  Coincidentally, that particular patch was
included in my "patched" tarball even before 1.3.22 was out.

> At least I get impression 1.3.22 does not work without patching, and
> for me 1.3.22 appears bigger than 1.3.13 :-) 

Notice "or later" in the description.  In other words: it won't work
with VDR < 1.3.13, but as far as I know, it does work with VDR >=
1.3.13, with the caveats discussed here.

> > I'm using "fully thread patched" 1.3.17 myself, and have tested the
> > plugin briefly at least up to VDR 1.3.21 (but see below).
> 'fully thread patched'?

There were loads of threading related patches posted to this list at
1.3.17 time; I've applied all of them.

> What about putting your whole vdr-tree available? I have feeling there
> has been patches for nearly every plugin, and finding those patches
> without maling list archives is hopeless. 

It's already there.  All the stuff I use is RPM'd for Fedora Core 3 at
http://cachalot.mine.nu/3/  (I do not have any kind of "tree" besides
this, nor do I have time or plans to provide one.)

> > The most glaring DXR3 plugin problems I'm aware of are:
> > - No sound with the MP3 or DVD plugins with VDR >= 1.3.18
> This is fatal for me.

Me too, that's why I stick with 1.3.17.

>  Hmm, using soundcard output should fix that? 

Unless I'm mistaken, that's not possible with the DVD plugin.

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