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Free at Last, Free at Last: A Final Fairwell to V4L1 ... And Just What the Heck is xf86-video-v4l Anyway ?
Upon release of the forthcoming 2.6.38 kernel, all but a very few vestiges of the antiquated V4L1 API will have been removed forever in favour of its successor, the V4L2 API (which, itself, now resides within the larger Linux Media Infrastructure API).
One of the more obvious ramifications of this significant change is ... cont'd here -- 03:43, 13 February 2011 (UTC)
Introducing the "Media_build" System:
If you hadn't noticed, over the course of the past year, there has been some monumental changes in the revision control systems employed for V4L-DVB development. These changes have had an impact not only upon developers, but also on end users seeking to use the latest drivers set ... cont'd here --09:22, 9 January 2011 (UTC)