[linux-dvb] question about the zap utilities ,,, why so many?

Nico Sabbi nicola_sabbi at fastwebnet.it
Sun Jun 3 20:55:12 CEST 2007


CityK wrote:
> So there is:
> - zap ... intended for developers
> - azap ... for ATSC and N.A dig. cable (STCE 07)
> - czap ... for DVB-C
> - szap ... for DVB-S
> - szap2 ... for DVB-S2
> - tzap ... for DVB-T
> 
> Is there any technical reason why these 6 utilities aren't blended
> together into a __single__ comprehensive tuning app ... say, "zaptune"
> or whatever, for example?
> 
> I'm not a coder, so I'm not going to be doing this.  But it strikes me
> as a logical project if someone wanted to take something up. ... Google
> Summer of Code be damned, look out for the CityK Day of Programming! 
> --- Takers will get no mentoring, likely lots of criticism from the
> projects resident trolls, and no cash reward....but rest assured, you
> will have at least earned the CityK seal approval and a glowing sense of
> self accomplishment.
> 

there are already dvbstream and dvbtune



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