[linux-dvb] extra switch for tzap

Uwe Bugla uwe.bugla at gmx.de
Thu Jul 19 10:07:50 CEST 2007

Am Donnerstag, 19. Juli 2007 02:29:34 schrieben Sie:
> Uwe Bugla wrote:
> > Am Mittwoch, 18. Juli 2007 06:03:41 schrieb P. van Gaans:
> >> I don't call myself a programmer (I've never seen any C guide), but
> >> somehow I figured out how to add an extra switch to tzap to make it
> >> print the status in (human-readable) decimal instead of hex. It is
> >> attached. It would be really nice if this would make it into the
> >> dvb-apps on linuxtv..
> >>
> >> Talking about that, could anybody tell me the minimal and maximal and/or
> >> possible values for status, signal, snr, ber and uncorrected? If I would
> >> know them I could try to make the numbers more human-readable (eg signal
> >> ranging from 0 to 99 or so).
> >
> > Could you please redo that:
> > - in patch format (=only the additions)
> > - equally for tzap, czap, szap and femon?
> >
> > Thus everybody could take advantage from that idea.
> > Would be a pleasure for us all if you did!
> >
> > My idea for further enlargement (a quite old idea of mine):
> > route the human readable numbers into a speech recognition engine
> > (festival) to make them auditable and thus real usable for DVB-S dish
> > tuning f. ex.
> >
> > Note: If the DVB-S dish is far away from the machine (card), auditable
> > signals are necessary.
> >
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> In patch format.. Oh please.. I have no idea how to produce that! I
> installed xxdiff, it perfectly shows what I've changed but I don't see
> an option to save it to a patch file!
> You're lucky I've got a satellite dish so I should also be able to patch
> szap and femon. I'll also produce a patched version of czap but my cable
> card is not installed ATM and I don't feel like doing so (cable provider
> is crap) but I'll probably get someone else on this list to test it.
> Please do not try to add the switch yourself without asking me if I'm
> still working on it. Nobody needs double work.
> If somebody can tell me how to produce the so much wanted .diff files
> I'll start working on it.

A. Take the latest kernel patch (i. e. as an example.
B. format is as follows:
--- a/(file to be changed)
+++ b/(file to be changed)
@@ -(starting line number),(total number of lines starting from the beginning 
line before the change) +(starting line number),(total number of lines 
starting from the beginning line after the change)
(3 context lines starting with a space)
(additions start with plus)
(deletions start with minus)
(3 context lines starting with a space)

If this explanation still is too abstract, have a look at the example again.
Don't forget to test the patch!
No fuzz factors, no rejections please.
For testing purposes keep the original file to be patched in a separate 
directory please.
Now please give it a try - for sure you gonna make it!

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