[linux-dvb] removal em28xx from linuxtv.org

Markus Rechberger mrechberger at gmail.com
Thu Jun 28 11:31:23 CEST 2007

On 6/26/07, Roger Depreeuw <rogdepre at skynet.be> wrote:
> Markus Rechberger wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > since I officially take care about the latest Empia em28xx code I want
> > to get that project removed from linuxtv.org.
> > Mauro already broke some parts in the incomplete inkernel linux driver.
> > Since the few developers here who cannot just shut their mouth and
> > accept others work I don't see another way out.
> > I will rebase the code a last time and add a binary module interface
> > to the em28xx driver to allow the usage of proprietary dvb-t demod and
> > tuner code from userspace. Mauro is probably aware of wasting my time,
> > and the 3-4 other people who are against 1 1/2 years of work which has
> > been done are probably aware either of it.
> >
> > I will stop any further cooperation with that project since I simply
> > don't have the time for all these useless flamewars with people who
> > don't know it better.
> >
> > If opensource isn't entirely possible because of a flawed community
> > it's better to go binary.
> >
> > best regards,
> > Markus
> >
> > --
> > Dear Markus,
> First of all I want to thank you for the support you gave me when I
> asked you for.
> About one year ago I bought myself a cheap em28xx/usb video capture
> device, just to introduce myself  into video technology.
> With your help and excellent consultancy, (supporting a newbie in this
> expertise,) I concluded that the source of my problem could have been
> caused by one or more bits and pieces in the whole process (both HW and
> SW). Your part was the lowest in the priority list to solve my problem.
> As I wanted a mpeg2 hw decoder, I bought a pvr350 device. This setup
> works fine for my requirements, so i only read the em28xx related mails
> as a follow up but not in detail. What I remember from  the
> conversations you refer to  were not always focused on "problem solving".
> I regret but respect your decision and i hope that one day you will
> consider all this as an incident. I follow several Open Source projects
> and this never happened before.

Hi Roger,

I will still continue to work on that driver and upcoming em28xx based
chips. I worked alot on it during the last week and will come up soon
with something new; also the newer driver will get submitted directly
-not- depending on linuxtv.org people;


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