[linux-dvb] [PATCH] Userspace tuner

Dâniel Fraga fragabr at gmail.com
Fri Aug 17 06:09:19 CEST 2007


On Thu, 16 Aug 2007 21:46:14 +0100
Simon Kenyon <simon at koala.ie> wrote:

> i have not seen anything which would suggest that this is going into
> the kernel anytime soon. i don't know who is "right" but there appear
> to be serious differences of opinion between the developers as to how
> to proceed.
> 
> which is a real pity.

	That's the problem. While the developers discuss these things,
the users are waiting forever. And i think that if Linux really wants
to support well most of the devices, something should be done.

	Otherwise it doesn't make sense the driver development because
when it finally is done, the device is obsolete and nobody will be
using it. So driver development should always be as fast as possible,
because the market (and users) won't wait for Linux developers to code
the driver.

	I know, I know, it has been done with the good will of some
programmers, without help of manufacturers, but we should ask: so why
programmers are doing this? What's the objective?

	If it was not by Markus' effort, I couldn't use my Xceive based
board, so I support his initiative. And as far as I know, he's the only
programmer working on this specific tuner.

	To sum up: there's no time to waste. Linux needs more code and
less discussion.

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