[linux-dvb] [RFC] Let the future decide between the two.

Christophe Thommeret hftom at free.fr
Thu Sep 25 08:59:37 CEST 2008

Le Thursday 25 September 2008 08:45:28 Michel Verbraak, vous avez écrit :
> I have been following the story about the discussion of the future of
> the DVB API for the last two years and after seen all the discussion I
> would like to propose the following:
> - Keep the two different DVB API sets next to one another. Both having a
> space on Linuxtv.org to explain their knowledge and how to use them.
> - Each with their own respective maintainers to get stuff into the
> kernel. I mean V4L had two versions.
> - Let driver developers decide which API they will follow. Or even
> develop for both.
> - Let application developers decide which API they will support.
> - Let distribution packagers decide which API they will have activated
> by default in their distribution.
> - Let the end users decide which one will be used most. (Probably they
> will decide on: Is my hardware supported or not).
> - If democracy is that strong one of them will win or maybey the two
> will get merged and we, the end users, get best of both worlds.
> As the subject says: This is a Request For Comment.
> Regards,
> Michel (end user and application developer).

2 years ago, i would have said "good idea".
But 2 years ago.

Christophe Thommeret

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