[linux-dvb] AverTV Hybrid Volar HX

hermann pitton hermann-pitton at arcor.de
Wed Jan 2 04:47:00 CET 2008


Am Dienstag, den 01.01.2008, 20:33 +0400 schrieb Manu Abraham:
> Zdenek Kabelac wrote:
> > 2008/1/1, Manu Abraham <abraham.manu at gmail.com>:
> >> Zdenek Kabelac wrote:
> >>> Hi Manu
> >>>
> >> There is a OSS driver upcoming, supported by the chip manufacturer themselves
> >> (AFA Technologies.) I have been a bit involved in that process.
> > 
> > Yep - looks nice - and do you have any idea about the release date?
> 
> I don't have a date, but the chip manufacturer as well as everybody involved is under 
> pressure, due to the large usage of the chip by different peripheral manufacturers.
> It has to come out soon, looking at the list of supported device configurations by now, 
> nothing less than 33 configurations documented list as i have now, just PC based 
> configurations alone, CE equipments excluded.
> 
> >> The current state is that there are some tests going on in the AFA labs on the driver
> >> for the chip (currently, 2nd round) due to all the Hardware hacks on the chip to handle
> > 
> > Maybe I could help with testing and reporting bugs ?
> > As I can see it would be probably useless to try hacking any code for
> > this device myself.
> 
> The current state of testing is that, one needs to understand the chip internals and 
> the testing happens in the Labs alone (lot of undocumented things in there, 
> documentation being really crap), with some basic tests we have going on. As soon 
> as it get's past this stage, there is something for users to test.
> 
> I have redone the driver a few times by now, trying to handle the different aspects.
> There have been some discussions on this ML also, on the same a while back.
> 
> Regards,
> Manu
> 

Manu,

where do you have your mission from?

As far as I can see, _excactly Nobody_ asked you to do it.

If you have a GO for this by Linus and Andrew, and that I seriuously
doubt, I stay away for ever ...

Cheers,
Hermann







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