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

Jelle De Loecker skerit at kipdola.com
Mon Sep 1 19:24:10 CEST 2008

You said everything that needed to be said, I agree with you 100 %

I vote for the merging of multiproto.

/Met vriendelijke groeten,/

*Jelle De Loecker*
Kipdola Studios - Tomberg

VDR User schreef:
> After some consideration, I can not ack this new api proposal.  I
> believe a lot of the support for it is based in people not knowing the
> current state of multiproto and thinking this might be the only path
> to new needed drivers.  It hasn't helped that there has been some
> misinformation spread such as the binary compatibility and so on.
> There is a current pull request for multiproto right now and if done,
> drivers could start being developed right now.  In the end that's what
> matters to users, especially those of us who've been patiently waiting
> several months or even years.
> To my knowledge the multiproto api is very robust and can be easily
> updated to accommodate new modulations, etc. From a technical
> standpoint, I can't justify disregarding all the work thats been done
> on multiproto, especially when it's finally ready to go.  In Mauro's
> own response to the pull request, he admits the multiproto code is
> complete.  Unless someone can provide legitimate reasons why we should
> wait for yet another api to be written when multiproto is (finally)
> ready to be pulled now, I'm afraid I can't support the idea.
> People have been waiting to move forward with a new api for a long
> time and it seems we can with multiproto right now, today.  I don't
> agree that makes a very strong case of too little, too late.  Whether
> it's openly admitted or not, I think we're mostly all aware that there
> is some personal politics involved in this as well, which is
> unfortunate.  Hopefully people will be mature enough to put that aside
> and do what's best for us, the linux dvb user base, as a whole.  After
> learning that multiproto is ready and there's no technical reason
> against it, I wonder how many people still choose to wait for another
> api to be written..?
> Best regards guys!
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