[linux-dvb] question about the zap utilities ,,, why so many?

CityK CityK at rogers.com
Mon Jun 4 06:17:34 CEST 2007

Nico Sabbi wrote:

>> CityK wrote:
>>  So there is:
>> - zap ... intended for developers
>> - azap ... for ATSC and N.A dig. cable (STCE 07)
>> - czap ... for DVB-C
>> - szap ... for DVB-S
>> - szap2 ... for DVB-S2
>> - tzap ... for DVB-T
>> Is there any technical reason why these 6 utilities aren't blended
>> together into a __single__ comprehensive tuning app ... say, "zaptune"
>> or whatever, for example?
>> I'm not a coder, so I'm not going to be doing this.  But it strikes me
>> as a logical project if someone wanted to take something up. ... Google
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> there are already dvbstream and dvbtune
I have to, having never used them, profess ignorance to those two utils
Nico. Although I also see that someone recently added a "DVBstreamer"app
to the inventory too. I haven't the slightest notion on how it would
differentiate from the former "dvbstream"

Were you suggesting that those two additional apps could be added to the
list and somehow be incorporated into a single utility?

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