[linux-dvb] The status and future of Mantis driver

Hans Werner HWerner4 at gmx.de
Thu Jan 15 14:51:07 CET 2009


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> Datum: Wed, 7 Jan 2009 15:58:08 +0200
> Von: "Igor M. Liplianin" <liplianin at tut.by>
> An: linux-dvb at linuxtv.org
> Betreff: Re: [linux-dvb] The status and future of Mantis driver

> В сообщении от 6 January 2009 14:13:50 Pauli Borodulin
> написал(а):
> > Heya!
> >
> > I found out that there is some new activity on Manu Abraham's Mantis
> > driver, so I thought I could throw in some thoughts about it.
> >
> > I have been using Manu's Mantis driver (http://www.jusst.de/hg/mantis)
> > for over two years now. I have a VP-2033 card (DVB-C) and at least for
> > the last year the driver has worked without any hickups in my daily
> > (VDR) use. For a long time I have thought that the driver should already
> > be merged to the v4l-dvb tree.
> >
> > Igor M. Liplianin has created a new tree
> > (http://mercurial.intuxication.org/hg/s2-liplianin) with the description
> > "DVB-S(S2) drivers for Linux". Mantis driver was merged into the tree in
> > October and since then some fixes has also been applied to the driver.
> > Some of these fixes already exist in Manu's tree, some don't. Both trees
> > are missing the remote control support for VP-2033 and VP-2040.
> >
> > Until merging of the driver into s2-liplianin, there was a single tree
> > for the Mantis driver development. Now that there are two trees, I fear
> > that the development could scatter if there's no clear idea how the
> > driver is going to get into v4l-dvb. Also, the driver is not only
> > DVB-S(S2), but it also contains support for VP-2033 (DVB-C), VP-2040
> > (DVB-C) and VP-3030 (DVB-T). DVB-S(S2) stuff will probably greatly(?)
> > delay getting the support for DVB-C/T Mantis cards into v4l-dvb.
> >
> > For my personal use I have created a patch against the latest v4l-dvb
> > based on Manu's Mantis tree including the remote control support for
> > VP-2033 and VP-2040. But what I would really like to see is Mantis
> > driver merged into v4l-dvb and later into mainstream.
> >
> > Igor, what are your thoughts about the Mantis driver? How about the
> > other Mantis users, like Marko Ristola, Roland Scheidegger, and Kristian
> > Slavov?
> Anyone and everyone is permitted to take anything and everything from
> s2-liplianin.
> The tree was made for testing purposes. If it works, than it works:)
> Me and Manu Abraham is not a friends, so ask him to make a pull request
> for mantis.
> And after that we(we like community) with combined efforts bring it to
> v4l-dvb.
> 

Manu,

will you issue the pull request for the mantis driver?

The version at s2-liplianin is synchronised with the current kernel and is functional
for a number of cards. 

Please respond.

Hans


> >
> > Regards,
> > Pauli Borodulin
> >
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