[linux-dvb] budget-ci patches (was: technotrend C1500 -bundled remote...)

Darren Salt linux at youmustbejoking.demon.co.uk
Sat Aug 19 19:41:06 CEST 2006


I demand that Jussi Kukkonen may or may not have written...

> Lainaus Darren Salt <linux at youmustbejoking.demon.co.uk>:
>> The budget-ci patches need somebody to maintain them and get them included
>> in the main repository. There is a little work to be done on them, but I
>> can only compile-test these days.

>> If you want to take them on, that'd be good...

> I'm not at all sure my skills are up to that, but... Would you, or anyone,
> mind explaining the situation to a v4l-dvb (and
> kernel-module-dev-in-general) newbie?

Well... they've been posted here and some of them were almost included once.

> Is there something in the design that has prevented them from being
> included or do they just need the testing?

Testing and, for one of the patches, debugging. I think that the repeat,
device name truncation avoidance, EVIOCGPHYS and kzalloc patches can go
straight in, modulo possible bit-rot; I'm fairly sure that the ir-common
usage patch can go in (for one thing, it provides the correct default keymap
for the R808 remote control which was supplied with some Nova-Ts). However,
the shutdown patch needs some debugging.

> What kind of a timeline/process is typical or expected here?

It seems to be very variable. :-|

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