[MPlayer-dev-eng] [PATCH] Remove ivtv ao and vo drivers

Alexander Strasser eclipse7 at gmx.net
Thu Jun 27 13:26:53 EEST 2019

Hi all!

On 2019-05-22 02:16 +0200, Alexander Strasser wrote:
> 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
> > authors/maintainers?
> > 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.

No news from Ben and a month has passed.

I'm going to commit this patch soon.

If there is someone around using a decoder card for tv output via ivtv
vidix driver, I would remove the dead code there too. Just reply to me
privately or here on the list; whatever you prefer.


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