[linux-dvb] What do you think of mpsys library ? (for ca_zap)

Manu Abraham manu at kromtek.com
Sat Apr 2 21:53:06 CEST 2005

Johannes Stezenbach wrote:
> Manu Abraham wrote:
>>Dominique Dumont wrote:
>>>What do you think of this library ?
>>The main reason why i avoided this library, inspite i was using it, was 
>>the suggestion by others that a bloat like that should not end up in the 
> My main concern is that the simple and small utilities in dvb-apps
> should not depend on external libraries. There isn't even a Debian

I am moving in that lines only, dvb-apps/util/libsi/ and 
I think that i would prefer to move along the lines as you suggested 
earlier, rather than mpsys, since this would mean changing everything 
again (keep going in circles..)

> package for mpsys. Keeping a copy in dvb-apps might be a way out.

Eventhough the very first version of ca_zap (not the one that i sent you 
recently, but the one i sent you long back maybe a few months back, i 
think around November/December) was based on mpsys and was not too happy 
due to the generated code.

Since i have changed ca_zap's dependency from mpsys, i don't have to 
worry about that aspect anymore.

What i would prefer is since it has been quite some work on libsi (which 
is very small), That could go ahead..

What do you think ? Or fall back to the very old code (mpsys based, i 
don't like that aspect too much, but if others insist that it is better, 
no problem by me)

Another point is that even if i use mpsys, the en50221 parsing code 
would still be there, which would mean that only a part of the code is 
eliminated by mpsys's usage not the complete stuff.


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