Well, I am by no means a programmer, never have been. But am usually pretty good working with source and compiling things on my own after making whatever mods I need to make. Am especially pretty good about Debian sources, by grabbing them, if patches are necessary then do so, and then change the control or rules files to suit. But LinuxMCE's sources are completely out of this world. Maybe they are normal but I find them way too tiresome to deal with. Unless someone has a better way to properly compile individual packages that you may want, it just doesn't seem worth it.
I want to continue using everything that gets installed off the CD's, I just want to change a package here or there to suit. But it doesn't seem like that is possible without compiling most of the packages beforehand? Is there an easier way? Or is it not possible for the LinuxMCE guys provide deb-src packages from all of their stuff, just so that we can make little changes? That is how the rest of the debian world works.
By no means am I bitching, please don't take it as such. For two reasons, one being this is a great product, and am very impressed with it. And I do thrive to use it. And two, hey it is their project, they can do things however they see fit as long as they are providing SOME sort of source they are sticking to the Open Source standards. So thanks for that. I am just stating how difficult it is to manage compared to everything else out there. And maybe that is the only way they can keep things integrated together.
But if someone has an easier way to create new packages from the source files, and I mean specifically single packages, ie. Pluto-MythTV-Player and such. I don't want to replace the entire system, just certain things. Then please share. Looking forward to any help. I don't want to give up on this, it is very cool stuff. But it just as is, doesn't seem worth it if you want to do some things a little different. Hoping this can be resolved.
Thanks again for providing such a great product. Here's hoping we can all work together with it!