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No News is Good News?
Its been a while since the last news post, but nothing in particular really jumps out as having occurred around here ... unless, of course, you count the general day by day activities such as: more new drivers, work on the utilities, some ongoing refinement of the build config, the creation of a tvtime development repo here on LinuxTV, changes to the patchwork system (see the main page), and etc., etc., etc.
Although this stands as short notice to the fact, please take note of the Media Subsystem Workshop being held Oct 23-25, happening in along side the 2011 Linux Kernel Summit (see the main page for more details). -- 02:21, 18 October 2011 (CEST)
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)