[linux-dvb] HVR-4000

Ian Bonham ian.bonham at gmail.com
Wed Jan 16 02:20:23 CET 2008


Steve,

Is there anything that can be done now to progress the dev of this driver
and the facilities of this card? I remember clearly the disagreements that
occured, and it was hugely depressing. What would be needed now to encorage
development?

Ian


On 15/01/2008, Steven Toth <stoth at linuxtv.org> wrote:
>
> Hans Werner wrote:
> > -------- Original-Nachricht --------
> >> Datum: Tue, 15 Jan 2008 16:18:11 +0300
> >> Von: Igor <goga777 at bk.ru>
> >> An: linux-dvb at linuxtv.org
> >> Betreff: Re: [linux-dvb] HVR-4000
> >
> >>> b)explain how and when all the pieces of DVB-S2-relevant code will be
> >> merged into the kernel and dvb-apps.
> >>
> >> ahh, I think nobody knows the answer on this question.
> >>
> >> Igor
> >>
> >>
> >
> > I have read the previous correspondence on this issue. There is
> considerable working code so I would like to hear from the
> > maintainer(s) where we go from here. It's 2008 already.
>
> You might want to cc the maintainer if you expect a response. :)
>
> The driver was written during 2006 and for various technical reasons
> could not be fully merged into the kernel. This lead to a major conflict
> between kernel developers. As a result of a major disagreement I took
> down my development trees and instructed Mauro not to merge my code with
> my agreement.
>
> A few trusted members of the community have taken the previously public
> tree and patched it and made it available for download, which is well
> within the license agreement.
>
> The HVR4000 driver isn't going anywhere soon, it isn't going to be
> official merged anytime soon. I made myself clear a few months ago
> during the heated multiproto debate.
>
> That's where we stand today.
>
> - Steve
>
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