[linux-dvb] get_dvb_firmware perl script and the present Xceive firmware extraction scripts

CityK CityK at rogers.com
Thu Feb 7 17:25:19 CET 2008


Just a thought about some possible "consolidation / elimination of 
fragmentation / consistency " meant to benefit the end user.  How about 
adding to the get_dvb_firmware script ( 
http://linuxtv.org/hg/v4l-dvb/file/tip/linux/Documentation/dvb/get_dvb_firmware 
)  a section for:

a) XC5000 firmware
- add a download of the firmware ... "wget 
http://www.steventoth.net/linux/xc5000/HVR-12x0-14x0-17x0_1_25_25271_WHQL.zip"
- and actually add/merge Steve's forty_some_line XC5000 firmware 
extraction script, "extract.sh" ( presently found here: 
http://www.steventoth.net/linux/xc5000/  )

b) XC2028/3208 firmware
- add a download of the firmware ... "wget 
http://www.steventoth.net/linux/xc5000/HVR-12x0-14x0-17x0_1_25_25271_WHQL.zip"
- then add a call to Mauro's XC2028/3208 extraction script, 
"extract_xc3028.pl" (found here: 
http://linuxtv.org/hg/v4l-dvb/file/tip/linux/Documentation/video4linux/extract_xc3028.pl 
) for the actual extraction ... all seamless, and behind the scenes).

That way, DVB users would only need know/worry about the one script --> 
get_dvb_firmware  i.e.:
# path/get_dvb_firmware xc5000
# path/get_dvb_firmware xc3028  

Any licensing/distribution point of restriction I'm overlooking?  
Nothing mentioned on stoth's site to suggest otherwise.



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