[linux-dvb] Writing DVB Software - couple questions

Andrew Hakman andrew.hakman at gmail.com
Wed Feb 23 02:23:18 CET 2005


Firstly, for Johannes, I'm assuming by top-posting you mean that when
I send a message it makes a new thread? How do I reply properly to
continue the thread? When I hit reply, the address that comes up is
the individual e-mail address of the last person that posted. To get
the list address to come up I have to hit reply to all, and move the
list address from cc: to to: - I looked at the headers, and the reply
to is different that other mailing lists I'm on - if it's something I
need to change in my subscription settings, please tell me what so I
can get it to work properly.

Now for Peter, I think you missed my point. I was simply asking if
such a program existed because I'd like to work on writing something
to help improve the dvb experience in Linux, and I don't enjoy
duplicating efforts - if something that does what I'm lookin for
already exists, then why waste my time re-inventing the wheel. If it
doesn't, then I'm happy to work on it and learn a few things along the
way. My intent was to not come here "trolling my bullshit" but to get
some info so that maybe the numbers I give as feedback might mean
something rather than the relatively useless numbers that are given in
the windows software. Trust me, I know the dvb situation in Linux
isn't very good - hence why I got my stuff setup in Windows, and now
I'm ready to start helping with the Linux side. Perhaps the reason the
dvb experience in Linux isn't very good is when someone like me comes
along willing to work on writing some new software, someone like you
comes along and scares them away. Unlike you, I do enjoy "wasting my
entire life compiling stuff to work properly" - if I didn't, I
wouldn't have a CS degree and now be working on computer engineering
degree, and I wouldn't be spending my spring break trying to hack some
useful code together to maybe improve the state of DVB on Linux.

Andrew


On Wed, 23 Feb 2005 00:32:17 -0000, Peter Magellan
<petermagellan at hotmail.com> wrote:
>  
>  
> 
> >Yeah, I don't think doing some kind of funny scaling in software would 
> 
> >mean anything in the end - part of the reason that I want to write my 
> 
> >own app rather than use the windows ones (besides that windows in 
> 
> >general, and most of the windows dvb software as well, sucks). Correct 
> 
> >me if I'm wrong, but there doesn't really seem to be a good linux app 
> 
> >for discovering new channels (I mean PID searching not blind 
> 
> >searching), storing a chanel list, controlling diseqc, and monitoring 
> 
> >signal strength, as well as sometimes just watching some TV. The 
> 
> >windows apps all have good intentions, but they all suck for one 
> 
> >reason or another. 
> 
>   
> 
> Yeah, and we all know how mega COOL and super stable and perfect the Linux
> DVB apps are, right ? 
> 
> And how Linux *rocks* for drivers for all the dvb stuff out there, and how
> you have to waste ur entire life compiling stuff to work properly, right ? 
> 
>   
> 
> Please, if you don't like Windows/etc.. fine, but don't come here trolling
> with your bullshit that makes no sense. 
> 
> Look thru the list, and DVB is a total disaster in linux, in comparison to
> Windows. 
> 
> Windows is not perfect, but it's certainly a better experience than it is
> now in Linux. 
> 
>   
> 
> Pete 
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