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May 30, 2010
03:53 AM CEST

From VDR 1.6 to VDR 1.8: An ongoing journey

If you imagine the yaVDR distro being a human body, its heart would most likely be the VDR (core) software package. The VDR core is mainly maintained and extended by its inventor, Klaus Schmidinger. yaVDR 0.2 will use the currently latest VDR developer version 1.7.14 as its "heart". Although many users of VDR are very happy with 1.7.14, the current stable version of VDR is still version 1.6 which was released back in March 2008. Version 1.6 doesn't contain support for HDTV and DVB-S2 cards, that's why it doesn't make sense for us to use it within yaVDR.

 

The next stable release of VDR will be called 1.8 and although every VDR fan longs for the day it will be announced, experience shows that we can already work very well with the developer releases. New development versions in the 1.7.x codeline are being tested by the VDR community instantly and so it will become obvious quite quickly if they are stable enough to be used.

The first development version of the 1.7 codeline was released by Klaus Schmidinger in April 2008. The current version VDR 1.7.14 was released in March 2010. Every new release is announced by Klaus on the VDR mailing list, but I was missing an overview page where it is possible to quickly lookup all changes between all these VDR developer releases to learn what has happened.

I believe that Klaus' hard work of two years - that resulted in 14 developer releases - is worth of having an own summary, so I have created one: 

[UPDATE June 3rd 2012: Added VDR 1.7.28 to table.]

Version Release date Announce posting with changes
1.7.28 Sun Jun 3 12:44:24 CEST 2012 www.linuxtv.org/pipermail/vdr/2012-June/026391.html
1.7.27 Sun Mar 25 13:45:52 CEST 2012 www.linuxtv.org/pipermail/vdr/2012-March/026008.html
1.7.26 Sat Mar 10 16:18:25 CET 2012 www.linuxtv.org/pipermail/vdr/2012-March/025952.html
1.7.25 Sat Mar 3 13:16:27 CET 2012 www.linuxtv.org/pipermail/vdr/2012-March/025893.html
1.7.24 Wed Feb 15 16:59:06 CET 2012 www.linuxtv.org/pipermail/vdr/2012-February/025773.html
1.7.23 Sun Jan 15 16:10:56 CET 2012 www.linuxtv.org/pipermail/vdr/2012-January/025674.html
1.7.22 Sun Dec 4 16:53:55 CET 2011 www.linuxtv.org/pipermail/vdr/2011-December/025488.html
1.7.21 Sun Sep 4 15:42:38 CEST 2011 www.linuxtv.org/pipermail/vdr/2011-September/025161.html
1.7.20 Tue Aug 16 18:57:26 CEST 2011 www.linuxtv.org/pipermail/vdr/2011-August/025078.html
1.7.19 Sun Jun 19 12:41:04 CEST 2011 www.linuxtv.org/pipermail/vdr/2011-June/024924.html
1.7.18 Sun Apr 17 16:50:44 CEST 2011 www.linuxtv.org/pipermail/vdr/2011-April/024709.html
1.7.17 Sun Mar 13 12:46:42 CET 2011 www.linuxtv.org/pipermail/vdr/2011-March/024554.html
1.7.16 Sun Sep 19 16:00:23 CEST 2010 www.linuxtv.org/pipermail/vdr/2010-September/023604.html
1.7.15 Sun Jun 6 14:49:12 CEST 2010 www.linuxtv.org/pipermail/vdr/2010-June/023055.html
1.7.14 Sun Mar 14 11:56:16 CET 2010 www.linuxtv.org/pipermail/vdr/2010-March/022636.html
1.7.13 Sun Feb 28 16:07:01 CET 2010 www.linuxtv.org/pipermail/vdr/2010-February/022505.html
1.7.12 Sun Jan 31 15:42:14 CET 2010 www.linuxtv.org/pipermail/vdr/2010-January/022258.html
1.7.11 Wed Jan 6 13:34:14 CET 2010 www.linuxtv.org/pipermail/vdr/2010-January/021988.html
1.7.10 Sun Nov 22 15:58:38 CET 2009 www.linuxtv.org/pipermail/vdr/2009-November/021712.html
1.7.9 Sun Aug 23 16:04:39 CEST 2009 www.linuxtv.org/pipermail/vdr/2009-August/021169.html
1.7.8 Sun Jun 14 13:49:13 CEST 2009 www.linuxtv.org/pipermail/vdr/2009-June/020854.html
1.7.7 Sun May 3 17:15:01 CEST 2009 www.linuxtv.org/pipermail/vdr/2009-May/020308.html
1.7.6 Sun Apr 26 12:19:07 CEST 2009 www.linuxtv.org/pipermail/vdr/2009-April/020227.html
1.7.5 Sun Apr 12 11:39:41 CEST 2009 www.linuxtv.org/pipermail/vdr/2009-April/020042.html
1.7.4 Sun Jan 25 13:13:03 CET 2009 www.linuxtv.org/pipermail/vdr/2009-January/019385.html
1.7.3 Tue Jan 6 16:06:02 CET 2009 www.linuxtv.org/pipermail/vdr/2009-January/019082.html
1.7.2 Sun Dec 14 16:36:40 CET 2008 www.linuxtv.org/pipermail/vdr/2008-December/018839.html
1.7.1 Sun Sep 7 12:11:35 CEST 2008 www.linuxtv.org/pipermail/vdr/2008-September/017713.html
1.7.0 Sun Apr 13 16:47:09 CEST 2008 www.linuxtv.org/pipermail/vdr/2008-April/016498.html
1.6.0 Sun Mar 23 12:14:22 CET 2008 www.linuxtv.org/pipermail/vdr/2008-March/016247.html

Please note that the VDR website has changed domains: cadsoft.de is no longer the home of VDR, instead it was moved to http://www.tvdr.de/. Most of the postings listed above still contain the obsolete domain name in URLs.

If you want to stay informed about the latest VDR development discussions or if you are a developer and would like to contribute patches to the VDR core coding, please subscribe to the VDR mailinglist.

 

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aelo
May 30, 2010
08:17 PM CEST
VDR 2.0

Hi,

VDRdevel runs already really good, but there are roumors that the next version will be VDR 2.0 because there will be many new features including a True-Color-OSD.

But currently I'm looking forward to yaVDR 0.2 :-)

nice regards

Michael
May 31, 2010
10:32 AM CEST
longing for yaVDR 0.2

Is there a roadmap as to when 0.2 will be out? Are you going the ubuntu oder the debian approach (when it's out, it's out)?.

hepi
May 31, 2010
10:55 AM CEST
VDR 2.0 + yaVDR 0.2

@aelo: Thanks for sharing the rumours! A version jump to VDR 2.0 would seem appropriate to me, taking into account the support for HDTV.

@Michael: I think it is safe to say that yaVDR 0.2 will be released in June 2010. But don't tell my team colleagues that I have told you that. ;-)

aelo
May 31, 2010
10:58 AM CEST
release

I don't think that they work like the developers of Duke Nukem Forever :-) so it will be released really soon because they have postet it more than once on vdr-portal.de.

nice regards

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