[linux-dvb] [RFC] Let the future decide between the two.

Michel Verbraak michel at verbraak.org
Thu Sep 25 08:45:28 CEST 2008

I have been following the story about the discussion of the future of 
the DVB API for the last two years and after seen all the discussion I 
would like to propose the following:

- Keep the two different DVB API sets next to one another. Both having a 
space on Linuxtv.org to explain their knowledge and how to use them.
- Each with their own respective maintainers to get stuff into the 
kernel. I mean V4L had two versions.
- Let driver developers decide which API they will follow. Or even 
develop for both.
- Let application developers decide which API they will support.
- Let distribution packagers decide which API they will have activated 
by default in their distribution.
- Let the end users decide which one will be used most. (Probably they 
will decide on: Is my hardware supported or not).
- If democracy is that strong one of them will win or maybey the two 
will get merged and we, the end users, get best of both worlds.

As the subject says: This is a Request For Comment.


Michel (end user and application developer).

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