Well, MythTV 0.21 is out and has quite a lot of interesting new features. See the release notes for more details.
Of most interest to me are:
- The ability to do multiple recording on the same DVB multiplex.
- Storage groups, allowing recorded files to be stored in different places very easily. Great if you run out of disk space, which happens to us all!
- Reduced mythfrontend memory consumption by upto 75% depending on theme and resolution.
If you run Ubuntu, I’d suggest waiting until next month when Hardy is released and doing an upgrade. Hardy comes with 0.21 and I’ve heard that it works fine. When it’s released (probably on April 24th) you’ll get a button in the “update manager” offering the upgrade. Just hit this and it will upgrade every element of your system to the latest version, including MythTV.
It should preserve all your recordings and settings. I’ve had no issues with this in the past, but it might be worth backing up your database first as a precaution:
mysqldump -u root mythconverg -c > mythconverg_020.dmp