falco.hirschenberger at itwm.fraunhofer.de
Wed Jul 8 15:50:38 UTC 2009
I think Linux can really benefit from an open kernel-based GigEVision
GigEVision is a proprietary closed standard for controlling
high-quality video cameras over gigabit-ethernet. These cameras are
often used in industrial vision software. This driver can be a great
benefit for the industrial vision industry, because using small embedded
Linux systems is in the trend there.
Some manufacturers provide closed-source drivers for Linux because of
the NDA which they signed at the AIA (Automated Imaging Association).
Some provide no drivers but I think these cameras will work with a
generic driver because they have to implement the standard to get certified.
I have written a proof-of-concept userlevel driver by means of sniffing
and reverse-engineering, but some features are missing and I think I
will need some help to implement the rest. Btw. a kernel driver would
perform a lot better.
I hope this list is the correct place for this suggestion, feel free to
forward it to another place.
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