[linux-dvb] DVB API update

Manu Abraham abraham.manu at gmail.com
Tue Sep 18 16:51:19 CEST 2007

Manu Abraham wrote:
> Markus Rechberger wrote:
>> Hi,
>> Why don't abstract the dvb layer from enduser applications and put a
>> general library infront which does that version check and tries to
>> keep things consistend to the end applications?
> It is a nice idea, yes.
> Two things, looking at
> http://linuxtv.org/hg/dvb-apps/file/4bca5d49c9bd/lib/libdvbapi/dvbfe.c
> * This idea of using multiple API 's was thought (It is effective , yes)
> You can use multiple API's in there
> * The down side is that user applications need to use this library
> Someone could ask, why the hell should we use your library. Well, that
> causes the headaches.
>> The enduser applications would have to implement that API one time but
>> it would help to keep unnecessary changes away from those applications
>> and even allow to clean up things lateron without breaking all the
>> applications... it's just a thought though..
> Yes, that's how it would work in the ideal case, i doubt whether we can
> force applications to use the library.

Although, IIRC, kaffeine uses it.


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