[linux-dvb] Merge multiproto tree

Jelle De Loecker skerit at kipdola.com
Mon Sep 1 17:55:56 CEST 2008

At the risk of getting into this thing, I must admit I didn't know about 
these rivalries on the list.
I have only followed the production of multiproto for the past 6 months, 
not as a developer but as someone who just wants to get his DVB-S2 card 

You say a lot of people back this new API-idea, but I honestly can't 
wait another 2 years to get proper support for my card. Am I wrong into 
thinking that, should multiproto be merged today, major applications 
will start to really support it long before this new api will get 

I believe Manu also shot down the theory that multiproto wouldn't be 
able to support future modulations?

It might be so that designing a whole new api might be easier for these 
new standards in the future, but haven't we waited long enough? If it's 
true what Manu's saying, tweaking multiproto to handle these new 
standards wouldn't be that hard, and since there is no hardware for 
these new modulations anyway, shouldn't dvb-s2 get some priority?

/Met vriendelijke groeten,/

*Jelle De Loecker*
Kipdola Studios - Tomberg

Mauro Carvalho Chehab schreef:
> Hello, Manu,
> On Sat, 30 Aug 2008, Manu Abraham wrote:
>>  Hello Mauro,
>>  Please pull from http://jusst.de/hg/multiproto_api_merge/
>>  to merge the following Changesets from the multiproto tree.
> The need for supporting newer DTV protocols increases day by day, since when
> the first multiproto proposal started to be discussed, about two years ago.
> At the end of the last year, Steven send one email to the ML with a different 
> API proposal. Yet, people decided to wait for your work to be done. People then 
> pinged you, from time to time, asking about the completion of multiproto. All 
> the times, your answer were that multiproto were not ready yet for production.
> I'm aware that your solution seems to be more code-complete than Steven's 
> proposal.
> But the recent activity on the mailing list regarding his idea (and its, 
> so far, positive feedback) and the fact that I was anyway planning to 
> have a discussion about the future of the DVB-API at the Linux Plumbers 
> Conference 2008 are supporting me in my idea of post-poning such a pull to 
> a point in time shortly after this event.
> Cheers,
> Mauro
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