[linux-dvb] [PATCH] 8PSK/BPSK DVB-S/S2 support

Alan Nisota alannisota at gmail.com
Sun Feb 26 17:56:32 CET 2006

On 2/25/06, Marcel Siegert wrote:
> > While using the v4 API method (each capability type gets an
> > independant typedef) would certainly be more flexible, it seems to me,
> > it would require more extensive changes in the apps to support.
> >
> yes, at first i thought the same way.
> but, each application that will use DVB-S2 and corresponding modulations ect.
> must be overworked.
> so it is not a real extensive change to existing apps. it is just IF dvb-s2
> should be used, they have to implemented a bit more than just a new frontend tuning struct,
> everything existing wont be touched.
I'm willing to buy this.  I'm not sure I agree, but I guess it depends
on how long until v4 is released (after all, it is just a question of
how many additional features are needed before then).  But the
dsicussion seems to have branched off toward implementing more and
more stuff into user space.  I think this would be a bad way to go at
the moment (just put this stuff into the v4 API instead).  Doing so
raises the bar substatially for dvb apps, and I wouldn't be surprised
if they just ignore DVB-S2 claiming not enough kernels support it, and
not enough people have the cards, rather than needing to change all
their code to support a user-space library (assuming I understand what
is being proposed)

Instead, why not patch in the support we need, and work on a grand
consistant plan for the v4 API, which will give user apps a clean
place to do restructuring?

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