[linux-dvb] Re : LinuxDVB for STi7109
paguilar at junkerhq.net
Tue Jun 17 23:42:19 CEST 2008
In that site you will only find their development framework (compiler
and friends), rootfs, kernel, u-boot and the few open source drivers
they support (like the one for DirectFB).
Their proprietary STAPI drivers (more than 20: i2c, frontends, demux,
display layers, blitter...) are only available to unfortunate customers
via their FTP site.
In the DVB case, they use a different design architecture (a heritage
from their OS21 operating system), so their DVB core and drivers are
different to the Linux DVB.
On Fri, 2008-06-13 at 13:11 -0400, Steven Toth wrote:
> Mark H wrote:
> > > Well if they run linux I dont see how they can provide a proprietary
> > > implementation... I guess the shortest to get support on linux is to
> > > ask them to release the source code!
> > I know there are many controversial discussions with respect to closed
> > source
> > projects for Linux. The fact is that ST Microelectronics has implemented
> > kernel
> > modules with a proprietary interface (STAPI) for the DVB and is not
> > willing to
> > disclose the interface details to open source projects. On the other
> > hand STM
> > provides STLinux distribution for boards based on STi7109 & Co. This
> > distribution
> > contains open source drivers only the output part of the system (V4Land
> > ALSA).
> > A copy of the chip datasheet is available on the web. Though, its
> > legality is questionnable.
> > There have been some questions about the API two years ago so I was
> > wondering
> > whether anybody has started working on an implementation.
> Do ST have a public site that I can download the STi7109 Linux
> toolchain, tree and associated utils from?
> - Steve
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