[vdr] [ANNOUNCE] VDR developer version 1.5.14

Klaus Schmidinger Klaus.Schmidinger at cadsoft.de
Mon Jan 28 18:15:30 CET 2008


On 01/28/08 02:49, Manu Abraham wrote:
> Ludwig Nussel wrote:
>> Klaus Schmidinger wrote:
>>> On 01/27/08 16:25, Ludwig Nussel wrote:
>>>> Klaus Schmidinger wrote:
>>>>> - Implemented handling of DVB-S2 (thanks to Marco Schlüßler and Reinhald Nissl
>>>>>   for a patch that was used to implement this). VDR now requires the "multiproto"
>>>>>   DVB driver, e.g. from http://jusst.de/hg/multiproto.
>>>> Would it be possible to make that optional via compile time define? 
>>> I guess so, but I'm not going to ;-)
>>> This new driver appears to be stable enough now - at least I've
>>> been using it for a few days now without problems.
>> *sigh* messing with kernel stuff sucks. Does a vdr built with the
>> multiproto headers at least also work on vanilla kernels ie stable
>> dvb drivers? That way one would only need to use different headers
>> for building vdr but no extra kernel modules at run time.
>>
> 
> AFAICT, the updated headers can be used along with the old drivers without
> any issues. If not there's an issue with regards to backward compatibility.
> Can you pleas point out the errors that which you see, when you are using
> the updated headers and the old drivers ?

The new headers work fine with the old driver - if the application
still uses the old API. I've tested that first thing before I switched
to the new API.

However, I don't see how an application actually using the new API
could work with the old driver.

At any rate, the patch from Ulrich Richter should work for people
insisting to use the old driver.

Klaus



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