Re: [MPlayer-dev-eng] [PATCH] Remove ivtv ao and vo drivers
- Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 02:16:09 +0200
- From: Alexander Strasser <eclipse7@xxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: [MPlayer-dev-eng] [PATCH] Remove ivtv ao and vo drivers
On 2019-05-21 20:26 +0200, Reimar Döffinger wrote:
> On Sun, May 19, 2019 at 05:21:16PM +0200, Alexander Strasser wrote:
> > IVTV support is for a long time available through Video4Linux.
> > The hardware can still be used through the v4l2 vo and ao drivers.
> > There is still IVTV linux code in a VIDIX driver. This change
> > doesn't remove the IVTV remnants in the VIDIX source.
> I have no strong opinion, but maybe worth to (b)cc the
> I don't think we should remove code that has someone listed
> in MAINTAINERS without at least a minimal attempt to
> contact those people.
Yes. Seems like the right thing to do.
I didn't do it initially, because I think the code wasn't seriously
compiled for a long time. The ivtv kernel driver has been merged into
V4L in 2007. Don't know how long after that, older kernels with IVTV
were in use...
Anyways, I contacted Ben privately. I will be waiting for some time
if I receive a reply. I don't think we are in a particular hurry to
remove that code.
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