[linux-dvb] [ANNOUNCE] DVB API improvements

Manu Abraham abraham.manu at gmail.com
Wed Sep 24 11:34:07 CEST 2008

Patrick Boettcher wrote:
> Manu,
> On Wed, 24 Sep 2008, Manu Abraham wrote:
>> Mauro Carvalho Chehab wrote:
>> [..]
>>> The main arguments in favor of S2API over Multiproto are:
>> [..]
>>>     - Capability of allowing improvements even on the existing
>>> standards,
>>>       like allowing diversity control that starts to appear on newer DVB
>>>       devices.
>> I just heard from Patrick, what he meant by this at the meeting and the
>> reason why he voted for S2API, due to a fact that he was convinced
>> incorrectly. Multiproto _already_has_ this implementation, while it is
>> non-existant in S2API.
> In order to not have people getting me wrong here, I'm stating now in
> public:
> 1) I like the idea of having diversity optionally controlled by the
> application.

You can add in a field for diversity in the relevant delivery system
data structure (in frontend.h) for it to be handled by the application
optionally, that shouldn't be an issue as far as i can see.

> 2) My vote for S2API is final.
> It is final, because the S2API is mainly affecting
> include/linux/dvb/frontend.h to add user-API support for new standards.
> I prefer the user-API of S2API over the one of multiproto because of 1).


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