[vdr] [ANNOUNCE] VDR developer version 1.5.14

Klaus Schmidinger Klaus.Schmidinger at cadsoft.de
Mon Jan 28 13:40:15 CET 2008


On 01/28/08 03:01, Manu Abraham wrote:
> Klaus Schmidinger wrote:
>> On 01/27/08 17:46, Thomas Schmidt wrote:
>>> 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.
> 
> The drivers can be merged in to the kernel after quite some tests.
> 
> With regards to both the S2 capable drivers there are enough bug
> reports open. I am not of the opinion of merging drivers while open
> bug reports still do exist. (You can look at the linux-dvb ML for the
> same) For both the drivers, many people can say it works for me, but
> not for everyone.
> 
> That said, currently the tree is up to v4l-dvb head and the current
> kernel merge window is open for 2.6.25, which will be open for some
> few days more. With the current state, it cannot be merged in for
> 2.6.25.
> 
> Most probably we might be able to make it for 2.6.26 if all goes well.
> This requires lot more testing and fixing etc.
> 
> The current state of different branches (distributed repositories) was
> the option chosen when Johannes merged the trees and was his
> decision. Most probably, that will remain the same for quite a long time
> to come.

Just so I understand this correctly: the driver that is currently in
the kernel is *not* able to do DVB-S2, while the driver at
http://jusst.de/hg/multiproto *is* able to do it. And these are the only
two driver versions we're talking about here, right?

So, if the kernel driver can't do DVB-S2, it will probably become obsolete
pretty soon, at least for those who want to receive DVB-S2 channels.

Maybe making VDR require the "multiproto" driver actually gives this
driver the necessary boost to be sufficiently tested so that it can
be merged into the kernel in the not so far future... ;-)

Klaus



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