[linux-dvb] Re: CA_ZAP/DVB libs

Manu Abraham manu at kromtek.com
Thu Jul 7 21:02:18 CEST 2005

Andrew de Quincey wrote:
> On Thursday 07 July 2005 19:01, Manu Abraham wrote:
>>Andrew de Quincey wrote:
>>>On Thursday 07 July 2005 18:09, Manu Abraham wrote:
>>>>Andrew de Quincey wrote:
>>>>>Well here is my opinion:
>>>>>Should we have "one library to rule them all", or split it into seperate
>>>>>sublibraries? Having seperate libraries is cleaner architecturally, but
>>>>>might be overkill... anyone have any really good arguments either way?
>>>>Having sublibraries will keep confusion to an utmost maximum,
>>>I assume you mean minimum here :)
>>Sure no doubt .. I am not saying we need to have a lib for everything,
>>but we are at a position where we do not know exactly, what DVB hardware
>>might look like at all.. :-) So we should have some sort of a generic
>>base on which future expansions could be done, rather than pulling it
>>apart everytime something has to be done. Even if it would have to be
>>done, in a split way, the effort required there would be minimal.
>>A possible way i considered was,
>>1) a parser
>>2) conditional access (Common Interface or UnCommon Interface) ;-)
>>3) configs
>>4) api specific
> I have one other to add to that - misc shared utilities... I've been doing 
> some exploratory work with dvbsak, and I've put "bitstream" in there since

Sounds good..

> its nice and generic. I've also extracted the dvbcfg_util string parsing 
> stuff and moved it there as well.

Sure you want config in miscellaneous util ?

> I'm going to have a go at seeing how feasible dvbsak really is tonight by 
> re-implementing part of the SI code using it.

Fine. I was also giving it a shot with ca_zap. Anyway, can link it back 
once the libs are there.


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