[linux-dvb] DVB-S2 API vs. HVR4000: When?

Manu Abraham abraham.manu at gmail.com
Tue Oct 30 20:33:10 CET 2007


Johannes Stezenbach wrote:
> Hi,
> 
> On Tue, Oct 30, 2007, Manu Abraham wrote:
>> Johannes Stezenbach wrote:
>>> three weeks have passed since Steve expressed his
>>> discomfort with the HVR4000 merge being blocked
>>> waiting for multiproto.
>> Before i state anything, Current DVB-S2 API status:
> [snip]
> 
> Thanks, that's useful.
> 
>>> Can you give us a time frame for when the multiproto
>>> merge will happen?
>>>
>>> Or, alternatively, can we split multiproto into
>>> two repositories, one with API + dvb-core changes
>>> and one (on top of it) with the STB0899 driver?
>> It can be either way, which one of the following do you think is better in your view ?
>>
>> (1) DVB-S2 API partly merged now and the rest of the S2 API later.
>> (2) Complete event list update and VCM and merge that also alongwith.
>>
>> in either case it can be with or without the STB0899 driver.
>>
>> What do you think ?
> 
> I'd prefer to address the remaining API issues first, however
> what I primarily want to avoid is that Steve rewrites the
> HVR4000 driver to a competing API proposal due to
> frustration with the lack of progress.

It is not that progress is not there, but progress is slow, because the 
amount of information that's to be seen is quite less.

I do agree that the API issues should be addressed first, but i would 
term this as a chicken and egg situation, where one needs the driver to 
test it as well (the features added in to the API)

The mentioned features (marked TODO) currently are not handled by 
either of the drivers, as far as i can say.

Regards,
Manu




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