[vdr] RFC: one or many positioners?

Luca Olivetti luca at ventoso.org
Sun Apr 21 15:40:09 CEST 2013

Al 21/04/13 14:54, En/na Klaus Schmidinger ha escrit:
> I'm currently implementing support for steerable dishes, loosely based
> on https://linuxtv.org/patch/12911. In doing so, I'm defining a virtual
> base class cPositioner, which defines all the functions necessary to
> control the positioner.

Is there a preview of the API to comment on?
At the very least it should have a "GotoSource" method an
"IsPositionedAt" method and something to give visual feedback while the
dish is moving, but then my views may be biased by my own implementation.

> The question I have now is: will it be enough to have *one* single
> positioner
> in any given setup, or are there actually users who have more than one
> positioner?
> Supporting only a single positioner (as is done in the aforementioned
> patch)
> of course simplifies things quite a bit. So I wouldn't want to add this
> level of complexity unless there is a real need for it.

Personally I have just one positioner, so my plugin only allows one
instance (even worse, my kernel driver only allows one device).
I think there are no more than 3 users of the plugin (including myself),
so that's not a statistically relevant sample, sorry.


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