[RDD] Appliance Versions...

Wayne Merricks waynemerricks at thevoiceasia.com
Thu Jun 23 19:55:14 EDT 2016

I usually have Ubuntu 14.04 Server which is probably not much different 
to Debian 8.  I don't use 16.04 for anything critical in house but 
someone on the list wanted to use Rivendell on it and I didn't think it 
would be too difficult to sort out (it isn't but the MySQL date/time 
changes were unexpected and I still don't know why fonts won't respect 
system settings).

I do have one exception, I use Mattermost for show message aggregation 
(Email, Phones, Facebook and Twitter), it actually requires MySQL 5.6 or 
5.7 for some stupid reason so that was my first foray into lets upgrade 
14.04 oh crap everything broke (seriously everything, apache, mysql and 
php all failed and thats all I had on this internal web server/dev 
machine).  It was fairly trivial to fix but it certainly wasn't 
something I expected to die.

In the past newer kernels for hardware support on client machines are 
usually the only other reason I've used Ubuntu.

Mattermost is here if you want to check it out: 
http://www.mattermost.org.  It is meant to be some sort of internal work 
chat thing instead of using emails but I found it more useful as a radio 
presenter aggregation screen.

I installed an XMPP (Phones) and Email plugin.  Then wrote my own one 
for Facebook, it has really helped save us from death by dozens of 
screens (Rivendell, Email, Facebook/Social, Phones, Video Mixing + 
Autocue and random web site stuff for show purposes can eat through 5+ 
screens very easily).

On 2016-06-23 19:20, Rob Landry wrote:
> Why do folks prefer Ubuntu to Debian? For a mission-critical
> application like radio automation, I prefer to rely on a more
> conservative distribution that might not have the latest bells and
> whistles but is rock stable. Debian 8 is still on mysql 5.5.
> Rob

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