[linux-dvb] [PATCH] Userspace tuner

Mauro Carvalho Chehab mchehab at infradead.org
Fri Aug 17 16:42:00 CEST 2007


> Binary releases? Not from myself or Hauppauge. Period. Mark my words, 
> you will not see Hauppauge push binary junk at people just because we 
> want Linux support. That's the kind of thing marketing people like to do 
> and it has no respect within the community.

Acked.

> Besides, who needs all of the binary support headaches.

Binary "supported" Linux driver sucks. You can see all the troubles that
video adapter binary video drivers do. I'm suffering for about one year
expecting a driver that works fine on my notebook (an AMD/ATI X1125). 

The manufacturers generally don't release specs for the FOSS to develop
3D drivers, and provide instead binary only drivers that is a source of
all kind of headaches for the users. So, you have two choices:
	a) a good FOSS driver that works fine, well integrated with Xorg, but
lacks several interesting stuff (like 3D);
	b) a broken proprietary binary driver that provides all resources, but
are hard to install, require recompiling kernel every time you change
kernel version, and generates all kind of troubles when running
including miscellaneous faults at the applications.

I really don't want this kind of troubles at the subsystem.

Stoth, I'd like to thank you and Hauppauge for all support you're giving
to the FOSS community.
 
Cheers,
Mauro




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