[linux-dvb] DVB-S2 / Multiproto and future modulation support

Steven Toth stoth at linuxtv.org
Sat Aug 30 16:57:07 CEST 2008

ChaosMedia > WebDev wrote:
> It's not my place to judge if the problem is moving in the right 
> direction or not but it's a good thing that something happens.
> I'll trust the experienced devs whom acked this proposal.

Thank you, it was time to take a position and it's good to see many 
people supporting us now.

> Writting a multiproto patch for kaffeine to get dvb-s2 support, got me 
> to learn a bit about v4l-dvb api and multiproto. Again i'm no 
> experienced coder, i followed some examples to keep v4l-dvb backward 
> compatibility and it wasn't really a walk in the park nor was it really 
> necessary now that i look at it, either your use multiproto or you don't 
> and if you do, patch your app and build it again.
> But well it's working and that's what was most important to me, to get 
> it working "asap".


> So as Christophe Thommeret wrote, who helped a lot dealing with 
> kaffeine, i'll support whichever api is going to bring dvb-s2 and new 
> dvb hardware support to the kernel.


> In the meantime i'll keep using and maintaining my multiproto patch as 
> it's curently done with most other applications, so end users don't have 
> to wait for the whole kernel thing to get completed.

Great, please do.

> And of course if or when the new api has to be tested and modifications 
> to be done on the application side, i'll join the effort.

Great, thanks.

> Marc.
> Acked-by: Marc Delcambre <webdev at chaosmedia.org>



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