[linux-dvb] [ANNOUNCE] DVB API improvements

Manu Abraham abraham.manu at gmail.com
Wed Sep 24 13:05:01 CEST 2008


Manu Abraham wrote:
> Patrick Boettcher wrote:
>> Manu,
>>
>> On Wed, 24 Sep 2008, Manu Abraham wrote:
>>
>>> Mauro Carvalho Chehab wrote:
>>> [..]
>>>> The main arguments in favor of S2API over Multiproto are:
>>>>
>>> [..]
>>>
>>>>     - Capability of allowing improvements even on the existing
>>>> standards,
>>>>       like allowing diversity control that starts to appear on newer DVB
>>>>       devices.
>>>
>>> I just heard from Patrick, what he meant by this at the meeting and the
>>> reason why he voted for S2API, due to a fact that he was convinced
>>> incorrectly. Multiproto _already_has_ this implementation, while it is
>>> non-existant in S2API.
>> In order to not have people getting me wrong here, I'm stating now in
>> public:
>>
>> 1) I like the idea of having diversity optionally controlled by the
>> application.
>>
>> 2) My vote for S2API is final.
>>
>> It is final, because the S2API is mainly affecting
>> include/linux/dvb/frontend.h to add user-API support for new standards.
>> I prefer the user-API of S2API over the one of multiproto because of 1).
> 
> After adding in diversity to frontend.h,
> 
> Would you prefer to update the diversity related event on the event list
> as well ?

Patch attached for the user space API to multiproto, it updates the
event list as well. If it looks ok, i will push this changeset out as well.


Regards,
Manu
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