[linux-dvb] The status and future of Mantis driver

Carl Oscar Ejwertz oscarmax3 at gmail.com
Tue Jan 6 13:29:02 CET 2009



Den 2009-01-06 13:13, Pauli Borodulin skrev:
> Heya!
>
> I found out that there is some new activity on Manu Abraham's Mantis
> driver, so I thought I could throw in some thoughts about it.
>
> I have been using Manu's Mantis driver (http://www.jusst.de/hg/mantis)
> for over two years now. I have a VP-2033 card (DVB-C) and at least for
> the last year the driver has worked without any hickups in my daily
> (VDR) use. For a long time I have thought that the driver should already
> be merged to the v4l-dvb tree.
>
> Igor M. Liplianin has created a new tree
> (http://mercurial.intuxication.org/hg/s2-liplianin) with the description
> "DVB-S(S2) drivers for Linux". Mantis driver was merged into the tree in
> October and since then some fixes has also been applied to the driver.
> Some of these fixes already exist in Manu's tree, some don't. Both trees
> are missing the remote control support for VP-2033 and VP-2040.
>
> Until merging of the driver into s2-liplianin, there was a single tree
> for the Mantis driver development. Now that there are two trees, I fear
> that the development could scatter if there's no clear idea how the
> driver is going to get into v4l-dvb. Also, the driver is not only
> DVB-S(S2), but it also contains support for VP-2033 (DVB-C), VP-2040
> (DVB-C) and VP-3030 (DVB-T). DVB-S(S2) stuff will probably greatly(?)
> delay getting the support for DVB-C/T Mantis cards into v4l-dvb.
>
> For my personal use I have created a patch against the latest v4l-dvb
> based on Manu's Mantis tree including the remote control support for
> VP-2033 and VP-2040. But what I would really like to see is Mantis
> driver merged into v4l-dvb and later into mainstream.
>
> Igor, what are your thoughts about the Mantis driver? How about the
> other Mantis users, like Marko Ristola, Roland Scheidegger, and Kristian
> Slavov?
>
> Regards,
> Pauli Borodulin
>
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>    

Having a VP-3030 (DVB-T) I can tell you that this card isn't supported 
by the manu tree - but hopefully it will be someday

/Max



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