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. _______________________________________________ vdr mailing list firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.linuxtv.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/vdr