Status report, October 16, 2007

Manu Abraham abraham.manu at
Wed Oct 17 22:32:59 UTC 2007

Greg KH wrote:
> On Wed, Oct 17, 2007 at 09:39:19AM +0400, Manu Abraham wrote:
>> Greg KH wrote:
>>> ---------
>>> Project 006
>>> Project Manager: Max
>>> Developer: Manu
>>> Summary:  video digital demodulator driver
>>> Current Status: Manu and Max are working together, don't know what the
>>> current status is...
>> Hi Greg,
>> The last communication i had with Max was on the 9th Nov 2007. He had some 
>> confusion how it all would work together and had asked me questions on the 
>> same, gave him all the answers what he wanted. I was waiting/expecting 
>> datasheets/specifications from him since he wanted to roll out his hardware 
>> ASAP. he sent me datasheets for the PCI bridge and the analog parts, but that 
>> which there already exists a driver. This was what Max said last: 
>> "Thanks for your reply.  Got the idea.  I will have a look.
>> I am busy in fixing the hardwares around tomorrow so may talk to you later."
>> Haven't heard anything from him after that.
> I just got a response from him stating that the hardware was taking
> longer to be released than anticipated, and once it was available, he
> would be back in contact with you and me.

Let him take his time, not a problem. Better to work on properly working 
hardware, rather than pulling out hair on broken hardware. Hair is getting
scantier day by day. :)

> Don't know why he didn't also email you :(

Maybe he got too immersed in the hardware aspect and found almost no
free time to respond.

Even for his DMB-T/H demodulator to be eventually in kernel, it will need the 
multiproto DVB API updated for multiple delivery systems to work.
(Currently the Linux DVB API can support only DVB-S, C, T and ATSC deliveries)

Some times to have an API/ABI change, there is so much noise involved and 
the people who really make the most noise are just "painting the bike shed 
green" sometimes as referred to on LK and or by the BSD developers, rather 
than any real contributions.

If Max needs it to be there at the earliest, it can be based on the private 
tree <> for the DVB-S2 devices, where
developments are going on at a hectic manner.


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