Let's take a step back from all this here.
nooryani84 Wrote:I definitely won't be getting a Raspberry Pi anytime soon seeing as the guy behind the XBMC-port, Sam Nazarko is the same guy who claims that his Crystalbuntu is superior to AppleTV and OpenELEC quite blatantly. I don't like developers that bad mouth other projects, that's just poor taste.
The other issue is that it seems like he's the sole developer on this project and instead of being a community driven project. Can anyone confirm this?
First up, why would my opinions on anything stop you from buying a Raspberry Pi? You will be able to install XBMC on the Pi in many ways, and you are free to chose any way you wish to do so. In future I will remain an objective view, and let users voice their opinions however I am sure that OpenELEC devs will feel their project for Apple TV was better just like I felt my project was better. One thing is for sure both implementations are better than the Native OS. It doesn't matter though. At all. You must appreciate there are two projects supporting the AppleTV 1g which is becoming a dated platform. Now, in terms of the Pi, I'm sure the OpenELEC distro will be very nice, especially for those who have used it before. It will offer a nice 'appliance' feel as they term it, but if they want to install other packages behind it, Raspbmc will be able to accommodate that. They will have different niches in the userbase, the overall goal being to deliver a media center. The advantage to the user will be more freedom to choose a project they are happy with. With the Pi, there isn't going to be one better than the other. There will be one that the individual user will prefer themselves. I wish OpenELEC team the best in getting their distro up and running
As for the community aspect, both will have a good community. My project is already getting contributions in terms of logo design, ideas, and I will be developing addons with some Python devs. Anyone can get involved by checking out the SVN repo. There is also a CDN being established being established by volunteers.
gimli Wrote:Please keep the distribution war out of this thread. Lets stay at xbmc on the PI.
Indeed. Forget the distros, the focus here is getting talking about XBMC on the Pi.
If you have any questions I'd be happy to answer them.