[linux-dvb] RE : linux-dvb and Dektec [was: DVB API update]

Wolfgang Wegner wolfgang at leila.ping.de
Wed Oct 3 23:35:53 CEST 2007


Hi,

On Wed, Oct 03, 2007 at 04:42:20PM +0200, Thierry Lelegard wrote:
> IMHO, the Linux DVB framework serves two main purposes:
> - Common API for the zillions of DVB-S/C/T adapters
> - Common frontend for TV watching programs such as Myth et al.
> 
> Dektec products address the market of professional & test
> lab applications using ASI input/output, QPSK/QAM/OFDM modulators
> output.
> 
> They address separate needs, separate usage.

it depends.

I think there is at least one usage case where one might want to
have the DekTec card integrated into the linux-dvb driver framework,
which already has been mentioned: us the existing linux-dvb applications
with it!
Especially dvbsnoop is a very helpful tool for some cases.

I definitely want to start another "war" about which functionality should
be in the kernel and which not, but IMHO the usage is not as separate as you
claim.

Best regards,
Wolfgang




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