This will translate literally into a pluto config:
- your master backend server would become the Pluto Core device.
- the slave babckend would become a pluto media director.
There is no need to transfer your cards if they work like that.
The core will always run a mythtv backend ( as the master ). The same goes for a media director which has a mythtv_player device configured.
The mythtv version used is the latest one aka. 0.17. We will support the upgrade to the 0.18 version when that become available.
With the drivers is a little tricky because we usually have already built drivers for ivtv, the bttv drivers from the kernel, and alpha quality drivers for the blackbird reference design cards but for the rest is nothing that we can guarantee at the moment.
If you know what drivers you need and how they need to be built (and if they build reasponably clean with the 2.6.10 kernel) you can point us to the sources and to the build instructions and we will try to include them in our build and release process so that the packing and installing of the drivers would be done automatically (with the exception of the driver firmwares binaries were applicable).