[News] - MediaPortal 1.1.0 (ALPHA) and MediaPortal 2

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  1. infinite.loop
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    During the last year a lot has happened behind the scenes of MediaPortal. Consequentely it was time for a news entry informing you about the current and future plans for MediaPortal 1 and MediaPortal 2.

    The future of MediaPortal 1
    Thanks to our team member Albert, MediaPortal 2 has reached a state of development where the rest of the team can start to jump on it. This means the time has come to reduce the efforts we spend on MediaPortal 1.
    What does this mean for you?
    During the next 2 weeks we will release an ALPHA version of MediaPortal 1.1.0. The reason for this alpha version are the massive changes (like the removal of the old, inbuilt TV-Engine) we've done recently.

    Because of these changes, we can not provide SVN builds for an existing MediaPortal 1.0.2 installation. It will also not be possible to update from MediaPortal 1.0.x to 1.1.0 in the final version.

    To prevent problems with leftovers from existing installations a clean installation is required if you want to use MediaPortal 1.1.0.

    Please be aware that the 1.1.0 ALPHA release is meant for testing only. By no means should it be used on a productive system (you have been warned ;) )

    The SVN builds which we will release later on can be applied upon an existing installation of MediaPortal 1.1.0 ALPHA.

    A few weeks after the release of the MediaPortal 1.1.0 ALPHA we will release a first release candidate. To follow an old tradition the release of MediaPortal 1.1.0 is targeted for December 2009. It will be the last major release of MediaPortal 1.

    Even though the team focuses on MediaPortal 2 now, this does not mean that MediaPortal 1 is completely dead. There will be at least one MediaPortal 1.1.x release later. But we would like to outsource its development to the community .

    We've already made a first step into this direction by creating the "submit patches " sub-forum. If you fixed a bug or resolved one of the tasks posted in one of our roadmaps , you can post the patch there. The team will review it and if approved include it in our SVN repository, so that it will be part of the next MediaPortal release.​
    The future of MediaPortal 2
    There is still a lot that needs to be done until MediaPortal 2 is in a condition to replace MediaPortal 1. Our developers currently estimate that this will take about one more year of development. To give you guys out there a first impression of MediaPortal 2 we will soon start to release public test versions so that you can actively monitor the development process or even be a part of it. ;)


     
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    Great news, chris!

    Thanks a lot for your great and hard work!

    best regards
    Helios
     
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    super!

    Hi,

    sounds like a plan. i'm not a programmer but will test it and let you know what's wrong and whats good.:D
     
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    ahh excellent guys, well done i mean out of software i use MP is by far my fav

    good luck with mp2 and ill be sure to test the alpha for you :)
     
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    Great news - more than happy with MP1, so can wait a year for MP2!
     
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    Good to hear an update. Keep up the great work.
     
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    Bravo
    excellent news

    just like to thank the devs for some great work on the latest releases of MP, rock stable as far as i'm concerned.
    and to those in the community who have been working on the patches :D


    aidbish
     
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    Thank you for the update and, although this may not be the place, I would like to thank the team MP for all the hard work they have put up for years. I have recently installed MP and now I enjoy watching my videos much more than before. It does add to my quality of life.
     
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    the thing that always springs to my attention is the well-thought-out manner in which you guys plan your next steps...Sound slike a realistic and solid plan

    It'sa great piece of software and highly appreciated in my household. I'm looking forward tot MP 2
    :D:D:D:D
     
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    Interesting.

    Will it be possible to have both versions installed in parallel?


    Cheers,
     
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