[vdr] [ANNOUNCE] VDR developer version 1.5.14

Klaus Schmidinger Klaus.Schmidinger at cadsoft.de
Sun Jan 27 17:57:23 CET 2008


On 01/27/08 17:46, Thomas Schmidt wrote:
> * Ludwig Nussel schrieb am 27.01.08, um 17:35 Uhr:
>> Works fine now, breaks tomorrow. We had the dvb kernel module
>> package long enough and I was so glad when the dvb drivers finally
>> went into the upstream kernel. I'm not going to maintain another
>> kernel module package again.
> 
> The same applies for Debian, i was very, very happy when we dropped
> the dvb-modules-package from the archive and i do not intend to create
> a package for any (unofficial) kernel module again. (Especially one
> which could conflict with kernel-modules a official
> distribution-kernel may ship.)
> 
> In the current state, it would not be possible for Debian to ship a
> vdr version > 1.5.13 in the official archive.
> 
> Currently it is not urgent for me as we do not package vdr 1.5.x for
> the official archive (yet), but i am sure that this change is causing a
> lot problems for Thomas Günther who provides unofficial packages for 
> 1.5.x.
> 
> I really hope that either vdr 1.5.x gets a compile-time-switch to
> build and run with the vanilla kernel-sources or even better that the
> multiproto-drivers will be merged into the mainline kernel soon.

The latter would be the reasonable step to take, IMHO.
Having these different DVB driver branches is something that
should end as soon as possible.

Klaus



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