[linux-dvb] DVB API update

Manu Abraham abraham.manu at gmail.com
Tue Sep 18 18:21:18 CEST 2007


Markus Rechberger wrote:
> On 9/18/07, Manu Abraham <abraham.manu at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Markus Rechberger wrote:
>>> On 9/18/07, Manu Abraham <abraham.manu at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>> Markus Rechberger wrote:
>>>>> Hi,
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> Why don't abstract the dvb layer from enduser applications and put a
>>>>> general library infront which does that version check and tries to
>>>>> keep things consistend to the end applications?
>>>> It is a nice idea, yes.
>>>>
>>>> Two things, looking at
>>>> http://linuxtv.org/hg/dvb-apps/file/4bca5d49c9bd/lib/libdvbapi/dvbfe.c
>>>>
>>>> * This idea of using multiple API 's was thought (It is effective , yes)
>>>> You can use multiple API's in there
>>>>
>>>> * The down side is that user applications need to use this library
>>>>
>>>> Someone could ask, why the hell should we use your library. Well, that
>>>> causes the headaches.
>>>>
>>> people who use alsa also use the provided alsa API, it makes alot sense
>>> to stop applications to directly access those nodes. libdvbapi seems to be
>>> the right way to start over with.
>> If one can get applications to get going with it, it would be a start.
>> Someone jokingly said a name for it "ALDA". But many times, you can't
>> force things to users.
> 
> I just looked at it again, is there any official documentation available?

There's nothing such as a libdvbapi.doc/txt. But the important parts
were documented in the headers.*.h files





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