[linux-dvb] Start thinking about potential Google Summer of Code Projects we could run

Markus Rechberger markus.rechberger at amd.com
Wed Dec 19 18:44:00 CET 2007

Steven Toth wrote:
> Hans Verkuil wrote:
>> On Wednesday 19 December 2007 17:26:35 CityK wrote:
>>> Hi folks,
>>> Google summer of code will be rolling around in a couple of months. 
>>> Now I know we've talked a little bit about it before, but I don't
>>> recall what the thoughts on it were.  In any regard, on the surface
>>> of things, it would seem a perfect opportunity for the LinuxTV
>>> Project to leverage -- i.e. enslave a few students to get some
>>> desperately needed tasks, components, apps, drivers or whatever done.
>>>  Side benefit -- it might hopefully attact a few more developers to
>>> the project too -- get some new blood, stir up the pot, chase after
>>> nagging/long-time bugs etc, etc.
>>> So, I suggest we start thinking about or, better yet, discussing
>>> ideas/projects for which we could make use of the GSOC.
>>> (I, of course, was kidding about the enslavement part)
> Pity, that was my favorite part ;)
>> I think that this might be an ideal opportunity to develop a v4l2 
>> library that can be used by applications to access v4l devices. 
>> Something like that is sorely missing and nobody has the time to really 
>> work on it. I've always thought that this is a good project for 
>> something like GSOC.
> Why stop at a v4l2 library, why not include digital to complete the TV 
> experience? A unified library that protects the kernel (at the expense 
> of a newer more flexible userland API/ABI).
> How about a concise library for analog/digital channels worldwide? A 
> concrete and reliable set of frequencies, country by country, 
> video/audio standards, bandwidths etc so userland apps can stop having 
> to care about internal channel tables?
This is a good idea, I would say this is necessary in the end to avoid 
inconsistency in the end.


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