[linux-dvb] Start thinking about potential Google Summer of Code Projects we could run

Hans Verkuil hverkuil at xs4all.nl
Wed Dec 19 18:59:14 CET 2007


On Wednesday 19 December 2007 18:39:21 Steven Toth wrote:
> Hans Verkuil wrote:
> > On Wednesday 19 December 2007 17:26:35 CityK wrote:
> >> Hi folks,
> >>
> >> Google summer of code will be rolling around in a couple of
> >> months. Now I know we've talked a little bit about it before, but
> >> I don't recall what the thoughts on it were.  In any regard, on
> >> the surface of things, it would seem a perfect opportunity for the
> >> LinuxTV Project to leverage -- i.e. enslave a few students to get
> >> some desperately needed tasks, components, apps, drivers or
> >> whatever done. Side benefit -- it might hopefully attact a few
> >> more developers to the project too -- get some new blood, stir up
> >> the pot, chase after nagging/long-time bugs etc, etc.
> >>
> >> So, I suggest we start thinking about or, better yet, discussing
> >> ideas/projects for which we could make use of the GSOC.
> >>
> >> (I, of course, was kidding about the enslavement part)
>
> Pity, that was my favorite part ;)
>
> > I think that this might be an ideal opportunity to develop a v4l2
> > library that can be used by applications to access v4l devices.
> > Something like that is sorely missing and nobody has the time to
> > really work on it. I've always thought that this is a good project
> > for something like GSOC.
>
> Why stop at a v4l2 library, why not include digital to complete the
> TV experience? A unified library that protects the kernel (at the
> expense of a newer more flexible userland API/ABI).
>
> How about a concise library for analog/digital channels worldwide? A
> concrete and reliable set of frequencies, country by country,
> video/audio standards, bandwidths etc so userland apps can stop
> having to care about internal channel tables?
>
> - Steve

Take a look in v4l2-apps/lib :-)

It's the start of a v4l2 library, I just never had the time to do 
anything with it.

Regards,

	Hans



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