[linux-dvb] [ANNOUNCE] DVB API improvements

Manu Abraham abraham.manu at gmail.com
Thu Sep 25 06:58:05 CEST 2008

Christophe Thommeret wrote:
> Le Thursday 25 September 2008 06:13:14 Manu Abraham, vous avez écrit :
>> Christophe Thommeret wrote:
>>> Le Thursday 25 September 2008 05:57:18 Manu Abraham, vous avez écrit :
>>>> Hans Verkuil wrote:
>>>>> Just work with Steve to convert the current devices in the multiproto
>>>>> tree to use this API. If there is anything missing kick Steve and he'll
>>>>> have to add whatever is needed. That's *his* responsibility and he
>>>>> accepted that during the discussions.
>>>> With the multiproto tree, you _don't_need_ to convert any devices to use
>>>> the new infrastructure, whereas with S2API you need to do that. This is
>>>> a major drawback. In the multiproto tree, all devices work just without
>>>> any conversion of any kind, also it is completely backward compatible.
>>>> The aspect of backward compatibility and drivers not getting converted
>>>> had been a major issue, when the original DVB-S2 discussions came up.
>>>> This had been a design goal for the multiproto tree.
>> Please do not trim CC's.
>>> I'm not sure to get you Manu.
>>> Do you mean that existing drivers have to be "converted" to work with
>>> s2api ?
>> Yes, one of the existing drivers had to be converted. eg: CinergyT2
> Ok, the cinergyT2 was indeed out of dvb-core, but a dvb-core driver already 
> exists, so no problem :)

	tristate "Terratec CinergyT2/qanu USB2 DVB-T receiver"
	depends on DVB_CORE && USB && INPUT
	  Support for "TerraTec CinergyT2" USB2.0 Highspeed DVB Receivers

The reworked/modified one doesn't work as good as the original one as
was written by somebody else.

>> Also, the stb0899 driver (from the multiproto tree) also needs to be
>> converted, as far as anyone who is able to see, or from the posts
>> themselves.
> Of course :)
> But this is not what i call an "existing" (in kernel) driver.

What i meant is that no driver, needs to be modified with multiproto
whatsoever your argument is.


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