[linux-dvb] S2API - First release

Stephen Rowles stephen at rowles.org.uk
Thu Sep 4 13:06:03 CEST 2008

>> Steven Toth wrote:
>> A tuning demo app? What? Obviously, tuning older modulation types via
>> the new API isn't a requirements, but it's a useful validation exercise
>> for the new S2API.
>> Steven
> Your statement about tuning older modulation types not being a
> requirement worries me. I would have thought it was an important
> requirement from an application perspective to be able to tune old and
> new modulation types through one api. The services I use (BSkyB and
> Freesat) are mostly DVB-S with very little if any S2. But I would like
> to be able to tune them via my (not so) new S2 card. Maybe I have
> misinterpreted what you meant.

I imagine that there isn't really any need to use the S2 API to tune older
modulation types, because you just use the existing API if you want the
old style tuning.

However I would agree that if the new API supports both old and new style
tuning, then that is nicer for anyone writing a new app, as they only have
to code for the S2API, and get support for all tuning styles. Unless I too
am not understanding :)

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