[linux-dvb] RE : RE : [RFC] Let the future decide between the two.

Thierry Lelegard thierry.lelegard at tv-numeric.com
Thu Sep 25 15:55:03 CEST 2008


> De : Mauro Carvalho Chehab [mailto:mchehab at infradead.org] 
> Envoyé : jeudi 25 septembre 2008 14:46
> 
> On Thu, 25 Sep 2008, Thierry Lelegard wrote:
> 
> > I use only DVT-T devices. I have 4 of them, all working on Linux
> > for months or years and there is no one single repository supporting
> > all of them at the same time. Most are supported by
> > http://linuxtv.org/hg/v4l-dvb, another one needs
> > http://linuxtv.org/hg/~anttip/af9015 plus other patches.
> > And this is not a transitional situation, it lasts for months.
> 
> Patches are merged upstream when their authors think they're 
> ready and 
> sends a pull request.
> 
> In the case of af9015, Antti sent us a pull request those 
> days and were 
> merged this week at the development tree. It should be available for 
> 2.6.28.

Thank you for the update. This is good news indeed.

However, this was only an example to illustrate the main point:
the leadership problem in linux dvb.

The fact that, after years of parallel and uncoordinated development,
everyone (Manu, now Antti) suddenly feel the urgent need to merge
everything is another illustration of this lack of leadership.
"Bazaar" development has never been a synonym for "uncoordinated"
development. Call it leadership or "coordinatorship", we just need it.

-Thierry




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