Mythbuntu 8.10

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A few days after Ubunru 8.10 was released the Mythbunru 8.10 came out. The main features of that release are following:

  • Mythbuntu-log-grabber – This app grabs specific log files into a single area and can upload them to pastebin for easy troubleshooting
  • Auto Partitioner now creates a XFS filesystem for recordings
  • Mousepad, a GUI editor is now installed by default (similar to gedit)
  • Wubi now supports Mythbuntu
  • Apple trailer plugin is now packaged and available
  • Website now has link to Mythbuntu in the news
  • New Mythbuntu-testing PPA at (contains some packages for gutsy, hardy, and intrepid)

The full release note for the Mythbuntu 8.10 is available here, download instructions here, bugs can be reported here.

Personally I don’t use MythTV (my favourite PVR software is VDR). But I see that it’ll have at least two competitors in the nearest future: XBMC and Boxee. Both look very attractive. The only one important missed feature is PVR. But it’s gonna be implemented soon.

[via MythTV News]

Mythbuntu 7.10 is out!


Mythbuntu team recently released the first stable version of its MythTV distribution based on the latest Ubuntu 7.10 (Gutsy Gibbon). The first list of features includes:

  • Frontend can be run from the live CD
  • Complete installations(Backend, Frontend, Backend/Frontend, etc)
  • Xfce4 Desktop Environment
  • Easily upgrade from Ubuntu Gutsy to Mythbuntu
  • Custom Mythbuntu MythTV theme
  • GUI setup of LIRC
  • Setup MythTV optimizations through MCC

Full release notes can be found here. To download and read upgrade instructions go to that page.

It’s good that Mythbuntu developers follow by Ubuntu releases. Waiting for LinuxMCE team to do like that 🙂

MythTV + Ubuntu = Mythbuntu

Additionally to Mythdora and Knoppmyth we got now Mythbuntu – Ubuntu based MythTV distribution. The alpha version of Mythbuntu allows to run a live frontend from CD. So, it’s good opportunity to test it without installing. Mythbuntu 7.04 Public Alpha 1 can be downloaded here (checksum).

However, this version has serious limitations:

  • Proprietary graphics detection isn’t included yet
  • TV Out isn’t included yet
  • Firmware grabbing hasn’t been included yet
  • LIRC hasn’t been included yet

Hope the beta version will come soon and those features will be included there.