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

Steven Toth stoth at linuxtv.org
Sun Aug 31 23:37:51 CEST 2008

Jan Hoogenraad wrote:
> Dear people.
> Let me introduce my position. I've bought an unsupported board.
> The hardware developer gave me some code, derived from the Windows 
> driver. I'm trying to tidy up the code sufficiently for inclusion.
> What bothers me about this discussion, is that NO technical facts pro or 
> contra are exchanged, and that it seems like a personal and/or progress 
> issue.
> Looking at:
> http://linuxtv.org/docs.php
> I find that neither party includes an update on the Documentation tree
> http://linuxtv.org/hg/v4l-dvb/file/tip/linux/Documentation/dvb/
> This means that actually trying to find out the pros and cons of what is 
> proposed must be derived from reading all the code and/or walking 
> through some years' worth of mail group contents.
> So my questions are:
> 1) Why are the latex sources of the API documentation still maintained 
> in CVS ?
> http://linuxtv.org/cgi-bin/viewcvs.cgi/DVB/doc/
> 2) Are both solutions bit-for-bit compatible with the interfaces as 
> published on :
> http://linuxtv.org/downloads/linux-dvb-api-1.0.0.pdf
> 3) If so: what is the problem ? Both conform to the standard.
> 4) If not so: please provide updated documentation for both solutions, 
> so that we can make a trade-off based on high-level descriptions and 
> consistency rather than based on lots of code of either side.

Sorry Jan, I don't maintain the documentation so I can't comment on that.

> So far, my reaction (for what it's worth) is a NACK.


Thanks anyway for taking the time to review and provide feedback.



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