[linux-dvb] Vote please: DVB developers opinion is wanted!

sinter.salt at gmx.de sinter.salt at gmx.de
Sat Feb 28 19:15:01 CET 2009


I would like to know if anyone of you has any objections against the following patch:
It remove two obsolete text files in /Documentation/dvb.

1. They do not contain any technical information that is making sense.
2. The correct place for mentioning a developer's or contributor's name is a file header, but not a text file in case we're talking about a driver file, not a documentation text file.
3. These two files are NEVER administered or maintained, that is why they are not only useless but furthermore completely out of date.

--- a/Documentation/dvb/contributors.txt	2008-12-25 00:26:37.000000000 +0100
+++ b/Documentation/dvb/contributors.txt	1970-01-01 01:00:00.000000000 +0100
@@ -1,96 +0,0 @@
-Thanks go to the following people for patches and contributions:
-Michael Hunold <m.hunold at gmx.de>
-  for the initial saa7146 driver and it's recent overhaul
-Christian Theiss
-  for his work on the initial Linux DVB driver
-Marcus Metzler <mocm at metzlerbros.de>
-Ralph Metzler <rjkm at metzlerbros.de>
-  for their continuing work on the DVB driver
-Michael Holzt <kju at debian.org>
-  for his contributions to the dvb-net driver
-Diego Picciani <d.picciani at novacomp.it>
-  for CyberLogin for Linux which allows logging onto EON
-  (in case you are wondering where CyberLogin is, EON changed its login
-  procedure and CyberLogin is no longer used.)
-Martin Schaller <martin at smurf.franken.de>
-  for patching the cable card decoder driver
-Klaus Schmidinger <Klaus.Schmidinger at cadsoft.de>
-  for various fixes regarding tuning, OSD and CI stuff and his work on VDR
-Steve Brown <sbrown at cortland.com>
-  for his AFC kernel thread
-Christoph Martin <martin at uni-mainz.de>
-  for his LIRC infrared handler
-Andreas Oberritter <obi at linuxtv.org>
-Dennis Noermann <dennis.noermann at noernet.de>
-Felix Domke <tmbinc at elitedvb.net>
-Florian Schirmer <jolt at tuxbox.org>
-Ronny Strutz <3des at elitedvb.de>
-Wolfram Joost <dbox2 at frokaschwei.de>
-...and all the other dbox2 people
-  for many bugfixes in the generic DVB Core, frontend drivers and
-  their work on the dbox2 port of the DVB driver
-Oliver Endriss <o.endriss at gmx.de>
-  for many bugfixes
-Andrew de Quincey <adq_dvb at lidskialf.net>
-  for the tda1004x frontend driver, and various bugfixes
-Peter Schildmann <peter.schildmann at web.de>
-  for the driver for the Technisat SkyStar2 PCI DVB card
-Vadim Catana <skystar at moldova.cc>
-Roberto Ragusa <r.ragusa at libero.it>
-Augusto Cardoso <augusto at carhil.net>
-  for all the work for the FlexCopII chipset by B2C2,Inc.
-Davor Emard <emard at softhome.net>
-  for his work on the budget drivers, the demux code,
-  the module unloading problems, ...
-Hans-Frieder Vogt <hfvogt at arcor.de>
-  for his work on calculating and checking the crc's for the
-  TechnoTrend/Hauppauge DEC driver firmware
-Michael Dreher <michael at 5dot1.de>
-Andreas 'randy' Weinberger
-  for the support of the Fujitsu-Siemens Activy budget DVB-S
-Kenneth Aafløy <ke-aa at frisurf.no>
-  for adding support for Typhoon DVB-S budget card
-Ernst Peinlich <e.peinlich at inode.at>
-  for tuning/DiSEqC support for the DEC 3000-s
-Peter Beutner <p.beutner at gmx.net>
-  for the IR code for the ttusb-dec driver
-Wilson Michaels <wilsonmichaels at earthlink.net>
-  for the lgdt330x frontend driver, and various bugfixes
-Michael Krufky <mkrufky at m1k.net>
-  for maintaining v4l/dvb inter-tree dependencies
-Taylor Jacob <rtjacob at earthlink.net>
-  for the nxt2002 frontend driver
-Jean-Francois Thibert <jeanfrancois at sagetv.com>
-  for the nxt2004 frontend driver
-Kirk Lapray <kirk.lapray at gmail.com>
-  for the or51211 and or51132 frontend drivers, and
-  for merging the nxt2002 and nxt2004 modules into a
-  single nxt200x frontend driver.
-(If you think you should be in this list, but you are not, drop a
- line to the DVB mailing list)
--- a/Documentation/dvb/readme.txt	2008-12-25 00:26:37.000000000 +0100
+++ b/Documentation/dvb/readme.txt	1970-01-01 01:00:00.000000000 +0100
@@ -1,62 +0,0 @@
-Linux Digital Video Broadcast (DVB) subsystem
-The main development site and CVS repository for these
-drivers is http://linuxtv.org/.
-The developer mailing list linux-dvb is also hosted there,
-see http://linuxtv.org/lists.php. Please check
-the archive http://linuxtv.org/pipermail/linux-dvb/
-and the Wiki http://linuxtv.org/wiki/
-before asking newbie questions on the list.
-API documentation, utilities and test/example programs
-are available as part of the old driver package for Linux 2.4
-(linuxtv-dvb-1.0.x.tar.gz), or from CVS (module DVB).
-We plan to split this into separate packages, but it's not
-been done yet.
-What's inside this directory:
-contains detailed information about the
-Avermedia DVB-T cards. See also "bt8xx.txt".
-contains detailed information about the
-various bt8xx based "budget" DVB cards.
-contains a list of supported hardware.
-contains detailed information about the
-CI module as part from TwinHan cards and Clones.
-is the who-is-who of DVB development.
-contains frequently asked questions and their answers.
-script to download and extract firmware for those devices
-that require it.
-contains detailed information about the
-TT DEC2000/DEC3000 USB DVB hardware.
-how to get DVB and udev up and running.
-contains detailed information about the DVB USB cards.
-contains detailed information about the
-Technisat- and Flexcop B2C2 drivers.
-Good luck and have fun!

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