Jimmer Wrote:You are quoting him discussing the performance of Crystalbuntu on ATV. On this specialist platform, IT IS more stable and responsive when it comes to media playback.
He's not saying crystalbuntu is more stable and responsive on all platforms that OpenELEC is found on. That would just be plain wrong. Crystalbuntu is a single platform distro, and on that platform it is the BEST distro for the general user. Show me a better one, please.
You have set yourself up a straw-man to knock down here.....
..although, I will agree with you that the tone is unfortunate. There's obviously some history there. My X is better then your Y is never helpful and frequently harmful.....
Thanks Jimmer for explaining a few things there. I am sorry if the tone seems off in saying Crystalbuntu > openELEC but in terms of performance, stability and in my opinion design philosophy, I think it is the better bet. But this is a major digression.
Despite openELEC's differences, what I feel is sometimes a rude development team, there are some admirations. This would be how minimal the distro is, albeit at loss of expansibility. Whether they use uclibc I do not know but I remember seeing an openELEC dev striving for compiling XBMC with uclibc and I admired this greatly.
vikjon0 Wrote:I for one enjoy the possiblity to extend and modify the setup myself. That is what I have loved about Live.
If it is not based on ubuntu, what is it based on? Is it still debian & apt based?
EDIT: I understand it does not have to based on anything but what ever base linux is called, my question is: Are we talking access to standard repo/app centers, compiling from source or some sort of plug-in system?
Debian based -- Canonical have given up on ARM.
Yes, it will be appliance based in the sense that, you'll have a easy installer, and if you wish, you'll never have to mess with CLI or any of that. It will auto-update and run smooth as silk without any know how.
But no it's not an appliance in terms of expansion. As a Debian base it will basically allow you to install anything you can think of.
It's the best of both worlds.