What it is

Minimyth2 is small, dedicated firmware designed to turnaround small-factor computers like Intel NUC, Nvidia ION or AMD APU (Brazos/Kabini/etc), into disk-less network booted MythTV frontend appliance. From the software perspective, Minimyth2 is MythTV frontend with minimal required run-time and minimal drivers allowing to run MythTV frontend with full speed & features on recent hardware from Intel/AMD/Nvidia.  

Project Goals

Major goals of this project are:

  1. BulletMake MythTV Frontend setup/deployment as easy as possible. Setup of first Frontend might be as simple as copying 2 files to WEB server, 1 file to TFTP server and add few lines to DHCP server config. Adding additional Frontends might be is even simpler: only few additional lines needs to be added to DHCP server config.

  2. BulletMake easy adoption of recent technology achievements like Intel NUC, Nvidia ION or AMD APU (Brazos/Kabini/etc) as hardware base for dedicated MythTV appliance. Project is exploiting recent developments in GNU/Linux area like i.e. Mesa3D/Gallium, Intel SNA/Glamor for video hardware decode or in-kernel IR remote decode for covering as wide as possible variety of supported remotes.

What it is not

Minimyth2 is not yet another Linux distro which is designed to install on PC  hardware and to used as computer running various software. Target scenario with Minmyth2 is small, disk-less appliance running MythTV Frontend (and only MythTV Frontend).


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