I've been running Mythbuntu 8.04 since its release. I also have an Ubuntu (not Mythbuntu) 9.04 system on the same hardware that I'd like to bring Myth up on (front and back ends).
So it seems I have several choices how to proceed:
- JAvenard's 0.21 distribution. This is probably the safest way to get VDPAU support. But it's MythTV 0.21, and I will admit to being 0.22-curious...
- 0.22 trunk. I don't feel like I know enough about this. It's been in development for a while and hear it's converging towards a release version. I'm happy to accept some risk (and learn how to report bugs, etc.) to help the development. But I'd like to get some idea of the level of risk. GUI and some playback glitches would be fine - database corruption would not (though I suppose I could automate database backups, so maybe I could live with that, too). I've also yet to see clear instructions on how to install it from scratch (do I need to install 0.21 and upgrade, how do I "switch" from 0.21 to 0.21 + 0.22 changes, etc.?).
- Mythbuntu 9.04. No VDPAU support and I'd have to reinstall my 9.04 system, so not interested.
- Mythbuntu 9.10 trunk? Is this an option? Is the Myth version 0.21 or 0.22? I'd be willing to lose my 9.04 install and support Mythbuntu 9.10 development if it supports 0.22.
I'm clearly leaning towards #2, but I'd appreciate any thoughts/opinions on which way to proceed before I pull the trigger!