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

Manu Abraham abraham.manu at gmail.com
Thu Jan 15 15:56:14 CET 2009


Hans Werner wrote:
> -------- Original-Nachricht --------
>> Datum: Wed, 7 Jan 2009 15:58:08 +0200
>> Von: "Igor M. Liplianin" <liplianin at tut.by>
>> An: linux-dvb at linuxtv.org
>> Betreff: Re: [linux-dvb] The status and future of Mantis driver
> 
>> В сообщении от 6 January 2009 14:13:50 Pauli Borodulin
>> написал(а):
>>> 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?
>> Anyone and everyone is permitted to take anything and everything from
>> s2-liplianin.
>> The tree was made for testing purposes. If it works, than it works:)
>> Me and Manu Abraham is not a friends, so ask him to make a pull request
>> for mantis.
>> And after that we(we like community) with combined efforts bring it to
>> v4l-dvb.
>>
> 
> Manu,
> 
> will you issue the pull request for the mantis driver?
> 
> The version at s2-liplianin is synchronised with the current kernel and is functional
> for a number of cards. 
> 

No, the Mantis driver from the s2 liplianin tree will not be pulled in 
as it is.
 
It is way under work. Look out for changes in the http://jusst.de/hg/mantis 
By just splitting up the user base, you have made this process a bit longer,
that's what it is.




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