[linux-dvb] Future of DVB-S2

Hans Werner HWerner4 at gmx.de
Thu Aug 21 19:39:09 CEST 2008

A question to the maintainer:

what is your plan for getting DVB-S2 support into the mainline kernel?

So many people have put so much time and effort into creating a working API, drivers
and applications but I have seen no indications of the direction and timescale anywhere.

All this work is of very little value if it does not end up in the mainline kernel. Maintaining
out-of-kernel projects and patches over the long term is a terrible waste of effort for
maintainers, developers and experienced users. It also makes Linux DVB look less than
professional, and is almost worthless to most end users.

Working code already exists but it needs to be managed into a form that can be merged
with the kernel.

So how is it going to be done? It's really not that hard.


Release early, release often.

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