[linux-dvb] DVB API update

KeNroM kenrom at gmail.com
Tue Sep 18 05:43:21 CEST 2007


did any of u guys worked on a project called DM100-B for
caribbeandreambox.com?

On 9/17/07, Manu Abraham <abraham.manu at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> Johannes Stezenbach wrote:
> > On Mon, Sep 17, 2007, Steven Toth wrote:
> >> Johannes Stezenbach wrote:
> >>> But after all the discussions, and you and Steve have written
> >>> drivers which I hope prove the API as working, why do you
> >>> still think it is experimental? What would it take to make
> >>> it non-experimental?
> >> My take on the patches is this:
> >>
> >> It's experimental.
> >>
> >> However, it's been experimental for about a year and it's not getting
> >> traction, I've said this before on the ML - it needs to be driven. I've
> >> been pinging Manu recently to put up a tree on linuxtv.org/hg, merged
> with
> >> the latest v4l-dvb tree so people like myself can start testing,
> breaking
> >> and patching the tree.
> >>
> >> No tree = no testers = no discussion = no review = no merge = no
> support in
> >> Linux.
> >>
> >> I want to help start the ball rolling.
> >
> > Great, sounds like a good plan.
> >
> >>> I wish you'd just stop with all those private discussions and instead
> >>> keep it on the list all the time. That way everyone would have all
> >>> the relevant information, which is one of the key points of doing
> >>> Open Source development: spreading not just the code but also the
> >>> knowledge about the technology. mrec isn't completely wrong when he
> says
> >>> that this list gives the appearance of a closed, elitist circle where
> >>> everything interesting happens in backrooms.
> >> That's a little harsh Johannes. :)
> >
> > But I mean it. I used clear words so everyone would get it.
>
>
> from the Userspace tuner thread:
>
> "Manu throws his drivers over the wall to the OSS community, although
> I don't mind.
> Mauro is copying the logic of my code and writes I told him I'm ok with
> taking my code without just adding a single line of how his driver
> got developed. (I still wonder why he skipped some significant parts
> of the driver .. because he used the existing one as logic template)
>
>
> http://linuxtv.org/hg/~mchehab/tm6000-new/log/14352ab89146/linux/drivers/media/video/tuner-xc2028.c
> (not looking at the specific changeset but he copied the firmware
> loading instructions without taking care about the copyright?)"
>
>
> Manu
>
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