[linux-dvb] [ANNOUNCE] DVB API improvements

Christophe Thommeret hftom at free.fr
Thu Sep 25 06:04:43 CEST 2008


Le Thursday 25 September 2008 05:57:18 Manu Abraham, vous avez écrit :
> Hans Verkuil wrote:
> > Just work with Steve to convert the current devices in the multiproto
> > tree to use this API. If there is anything missing kick Steve and he'll
> > have to add whatever is needed. That's *his* responsibility and he
> > accepted that during the discussions.
>
> With the multiproto tree, you _don't_need_ to convert any devices to use
> the new infrastructure, whereas with S2API you need to do that. This is
> a major drawback. In the multiproto tree, all devices work just without
> any conversion of any kind, also it is completely backward compatible.
>
> The aspect of backward compatibility and drivers not getting converted
> had been a major issue, when the original DVB-S2 discussions came up.
> This had been a design goal for the multiproto tree.

I'm not sure to get you Manu.
Do you mean that existing drivers have to be "converted" to work with s2api ?



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Christophe Thommeret




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