[linux-dvb] Fwd: HVR2250 Status - Where am I?

John Drescher drescherjm at gmail.com
Fri Feb 27 19:38:16 CET 2009

On Fri, Feb 27, 2009 at 1:34 PM, Devin Heitmueller
<devin.heitmueller at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Fri, Feb 27, 2009 at 1:27 PM, Andrew Barbaccia
>> Sorry, maybe I phrased my request as a solution which is not what I
>> intended. I was unaware of your agreements with NXP. I see you added how
>> much money has been donated to your post. That's more than enough of a
>> status indicator for me.
>> Possibly could you roughly estimate how much more work is required and
>> present it in the same manner?
>> I want to you know that I do support this project and have just contributed
>> - both as a thank you for your prior work and willingness to help the
>> community in addition to the HVR-2250 support.
> Andrew,
> I cannot speak to the saa7164, but to give you an order of magnitude,
> I spent over a month working on the saa7136 support, working every
> night and weekend for 4-6 hours.  The analog support I did for the
> au0828/au8522 took about 100 hours.
> So, while not necessarily an apples-to-apples comparison, these
> drivers tend to take tens or sometimes hundreds of hours of
> development.  They are definitely a non-trivial amount of work to do.
> Bear in mind that the saa7164 is a much more complicated chip than the saa7136.

So now (with my donation) we have him working at $1/hour assuming that
it takes only 100 hours..


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