[vdr] Betr: Standardized DVB signal info up for review!

cedric.dewijs at telfort.nl cedric.dewijs at telfort.nl
Sun Dec 30 09:27:25 CET 2012


>As many know, getting standardized dvb signal info in linux has been a
>want for a very long time for a lot of users (and developers). There
>has been several talks/threads about it but nothing was ever merged.
>The subject has come up once again and Mauro has posted a patch for
>review. I know that there are at least a handful of coders here who
>have interest in this, including Klaus. I strongly urge anyone who
>would like to see this finally happen to take a few minutes and read
>the links below. Further, it would be great if people actively
>participated in the discussion so please post anything you may like to
>contribute to the discussion!

I have read the discussion. The kernel to userspace interface is not allowed
to change, as this would brake userspace programs, so any fix would have
to come from a new kernel side interface. Therefore at the VDR side we have
two options:
1)Wait for the new kernel interface to happen with a standard way to report
quality and strength.
2)Implement work arounds for each receiver. In my opinion this has to be
done anyway, in order to let VDR run on old kernel versions.

Best regards,
Cedric

       






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