[linux-dvb] [PATCH] Userspace tuner

CityK CityK at rogers.com
Fri Aug 17 18:54:53 CEST 2007

Dâniel Fraga wrote:
> 	I've been exchanging e-mails with Markus for months and he
> supported very well my board (cx88 chip with xc2028 tuner).

Yes, Markus is very good (exceptionally good in fact) with helping users.

> 	But at the same time, I noticed that there's a disagreement
> between Markus and the maintainers and I think this is
> counterproductive.
> 	As far as I know there's a lot of code to be merged in the
> kernel and we, the users, are waiting for months to see that. If the
> maintainers keep discussing everything to death, it won't get any
> further.
> 	So please, let's work together and reach the objective. 

Markus Rechberger wrote:
> The reason is that the linuxtv project depends on people who have
> their own ideas and do not care about other solutions or temporary
> solutions to get things done

Now Markus:

a) That comment certainly isn't very cooperative or indicative of good
will ... and most certainly not in concert with what many of your
supporters wish (i.e. just look at the concluding sentence in Daniel's

I previously told you once already, in a private email, that if you have
truly moved on from LinuxTV, then leave it at that, and stop with the
parting shots/insults.  After all, you have yourself asked on several
occasions on the mailing list for discussion on the matter to cease.  So
what's good for the goose should be good for the gander. 

b) Your comment is highly hypocritical on another level too.  Consider
comments from the "[RFC/PATCHES] xc3028 hybrid tuner, em28xx/em2880-dvb,
saa7134, cx88" thread on the mailing list this past May:

Quoting M.Krufky ( from:
"If we decide to go this route, it will truly be the best compromise --
It will allow us to merge in support for the sixty some-odd devices that
Markus is talking about, and it will allow for easy development of newer
devices that use this tuner ic. The major benefit of this method is that
it _will_ allow for us developers to put our heads together after the
fact, and find better ways of supporting hybrid tuners. At that point,
the pressure of 'trying to merge support for sixty devices' will be
gone. Developers will finally be able to discuss this issue without the
pressure of the current pending issues, and we _will_ be able to find a
better solution.

As far as I can tell, it seems that this is the only way for us to push
this through, while not upsetting other developers. .... I will
volunteer to keep up the maintenance of the xc3028-fe module until that
proper, better solution is agreed upon."

Quoting M. Rechberger
"This is not acceptable for me anymore"

As I stated in my last message in this thread, and as others have stated
before on several occasions, "temporary solutions to get things done"
were available, only you choose not to follow such courses.    Live with
that decision and follow your path.  But don't pretend it was otherwise.

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