[linux-dvb] Future of DVB-S2

Jelle De Loecker skerit at kipdola.com
Thu Aug 28 23:22:14 CEST 2008

Yet all we need is some clarification on what's going to happen in the 

/Met vriendelijke groeten,/

*Jelle De Loecker*
Kipdola Studios - Tomberg

Hans Werner schreef:
>> An: linux-dvb at linuxtv.org, mchehab at infradead.org, v4l-dvb-maintainer at linuxtv.org
>> Betreff: [linux-dvb] Future of DVB-S2
>> 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.
> Bump.
> It's disappointingly silent so far....
> In the interest of making progress I will be more specific.
> It is easily possible to use the work that has already been done to quickly create (and debug
> and merge) kernel patches which will provide support for one or more DVB-S2 cards.
> But before such patches can be created,  there needs to be a clear statement about
> which API changes (if any) will be permitted.
> How will the API change? Who is going to make the decision? When?
> Hopefully,
> Hans
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