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v0.29 Mythtv released

Post by gsulshski » Wed Aug 02, 2017 3:33 pm

Greetings, I see that mythtv v0.29 has been released.

I build my own version of mythtv via macports. I was wondering what the "plan" is for release and testing for OSX.

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Re: v0.29 Mythtv released

Post by pvr4me » Thu Aug 03, 2017 12:46 pm

Yes, the Release Candidate phase was over in the blink of an eye! ;)

I am planning to create a mythttv.29 port. Unfortunately, I may not have much available time over the next 4-8? weeks. (I'm selling a house.) I expect that getting 29.0 to build should not be that difficult. I want to test it in a virtual machine for a little bit before setting it loose. If someone wants to help with that, that would be great.

https://www.mythtv.org/wiki/Release_Notes_-_29

Looking at the Key New Features and Major Changes, there are a couple of things that need to be tested on OS X. The UI changes in mythtv-setup _should_ be a non-issue (famous last words). However, I don't have an IPv6 environment so it would be helpful if someone else could confirm that all is well there.

I don't anticipate a new all-in-one 29.0 installer for at least a couple of months. Want to let any bugs shake out before diving into that exercise.

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Re: v0.29 Mythtv released

Post by gsulshski » Thu Aug 03, 2017 9:06 pm

I can help do some testing of the Macports release and I am not in any rush. Latest mythtv 0.28.x runs just fine for me.

I would be more motivated to do testing when I migrate to High Sierra.

I cringe at the mythtv-setup list of changes.

I don't have a ipv6 setup nor Blurays .

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Re: v0.29 Mythtv released

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Re: v0.29 Mythtv released

Post by pvr4me » Sat Aug 05, 2017 12:12 pm

I've started on a port of MythTV 29. mythtv-core.29 and mythtv-plugins.29 build, install and run successfully. From a quick round of testing, however, there are a couple of issues.

The settings screens in mythfrontend can become unresponsive to arrow/tab keys. See https://code.mythtv.org/trac/ticket/12857. To get around this problem, I have to have a mouse available to click somewhere on the screen. Myth has always been designed for '10 foot use' and thus should not rely on mouse input. Perhaps there is a simple solution since this is quite pervasive in the new settings screens.

I also ran into an issue where I couldn't set up a virgin system while my production system was running elsewhere on the network. See https://code.mythtv.org/trac/ticket/13090. Not a huge problem but the error logs led me down a bit of a rabbit hole.

Personal preference, but to me not all the changes to mythtv-setup and mythfrontend's settings screens are positive. In mythtv-setup, some actions take many more steps (eg editiing a channel to add XMTVID). Also, we're asked to confirm whether to save or abandon changes A LOT. It seems to me that the old mythtv-setup almost never asked for confirmation while the new one asks far too often. Using the channel editor was especially painful.

One change has me confused, too. In mythfrontend 0.28, Setup > Video > Playback, screen 3/10 "Playback Profiles" would let me tweak the number of CPUs that the decoder should use. I don't see how to do that in 29.

I really didn't test the plugins but then I almost never use any of them in real life. I do listen to internet radio once in a while so I'll have a go at that.

Re the blueray disc - java support (BD-J), I don't know if I can support it. Note that it has been many years since an Mac OS can with Java. I'm not sure what has to be installed to enable this feature. Honestly, I don't know what we're missing without the feature. I don't have a bluray capable drive in the house.

If anyone wants to get an early jump on testing 29 via MacPorts, get in contact. I'm going to hold off commiting the port to MacPorts for a while. Hopefully we can make some progress on the above bug reports first.

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Re: v0.29 Mythtv released

Post by gsulshski » Fri Sep 29, 2017 2:43 pm

Now that HIgh Sierra is out officially, I am interested in upgrading my server to High Sierra and I would consider testing both v0.28 in High Sierra and then migrate/test to v0.29 if that is stable for Mythtv. I having been building Mythtv vs using the prebuilt version.

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Re: v0.29 Mythtv released

Post by pvr4me » Fri Sep 29, 2017 3:40 pm

gsulshski wrote:Now that HIgh Sierra is out officially, I am interested in upgrading my server to High Sierra and I would consider testing both v0.28 in High Sierra and then migrate/test to v0.29 if that is stable for Mythtv. I having been building Mythtv vs using the prebuilt version.
GitHub made a change to the way they generate tarballs and because if this, mythtv-core.28 fails to build. (Claims there is a checksum mismatch.) Easy to fix but I'm in the midst of closing a house sale so I really won't have any time for the next two weeks and likely a bit longer. I also haven't tested 0.28 with High Sierra.

There have been some reports of software failing to build on High Sierra with XCode 9. MacPorts has set up a High Sierra buildbot and it is churning away through thousands of ports. Port maintainers get notified if a port fails to build. In a few days we'll know if Myth's key dependencies (Qt 5, MariaDB, etc) are OK or not.

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Re: v0.29 Mythtv released

Post by sfatula » Thu Oct 12, 2017 1:56 pm

Just an FYI - mythtv 0.28 does not currently build via Macports on High Sierra without fiddling with it a bit. There's also a gui issue with mythfrontend when you do get it to build. There is no urgency to rebuild since it kept running even without rebuilding. So, my suggestion if you do go to High Sierra is to wait for fixes before rebuilding if using Macports. I sent what I encountered to pvr4me.

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Re: v0.29 Mythtv released

Post by gsulshski » Fri Oct 13, 2017 7:47 pm

Thanks for the update. I moved to High Sierra and see that I can't rebuild 0.28 so I will wait.

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Re: v0.29 Mythtv released

Post by blackarrow » Thu Oct 19, 2017 10:11 am

Hi Craig,

The checksum issue is affecting me, as after High Sierra my myth backend would not communicate over ipv4 and I tried to rebuild it from macports without success because of the checksum -> no myth server. We are doing ok-ish using streaming but would like to get Myth going again.

Could you advise if there is something I can do in the interim whilst awaiting a repackage of the port?

Thanks,
Hamish.

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