[RDD] Tryphon Debian Repository

Andy Higginson andy at higgles.co.uk
Tue Jun 21 08:54:28 EDT 2016

I must confess that I've not yet delved into the world of PPAs.  However, it is something that I hope to get round to looking into at some point soon.  I've also read that snappy packages seem to have become a popular idea and taken on a life of their own, so as you say, this may be the path to follow.

I terms of supported versions of Ubuntu, I'm sticking with Ubuntu server 14.04 as it's LTS, and also for the client machines, I'm running Linux Mint Mate 17.3 as this is again based on Ubuntu 14.04 so there is the support.  I'm going to be controversial and say that I don't think it is worth trying to support the non LTS versions of Ubuntu in the broadcast environment, as these only having 9 months of supported updates, will soon be out of support for the OS.

The 16.04 Ubuntu release has not yet inspired me with confidence in terms of it's stability.  Installing Kubuntu 16.04 on my laptop caused me no end of networking issues for the first month.  There is a long list of posts about these, and it was only a couple of weeks ago that the issues were resolved.  I also get regular crashes of the graphics rendering engine which I never had under 15.10.


---- On Tue, 21 Jun 2016 13:06:29 +0100 Wayne Merricks  wrote ---- 
>PPAs etc might not be a bad idea however I recommend holding off for a 
>while, especially if you're planning to use Ubuntu 16.04. The MySQL 
>changes weren't very Rivendell friendly, a bunch of patches have fixed 
>the worst of these offenders however I guess these won't be in the 
>general release until whatever comes after 2.14.1. 
>Plus if you're going this route of PPAs on 16.04 it might be worth 
>taking the plunge and creating a snappy package, I know there are some 
>politics involved with snaps but it seems to be getting fairly universal 
>take up on the major distros already. Might be a bit premature for this 
>though, I haven't had a lot of time to look into it. 

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