We received a good bit of feedback in the last 24 hours from users trying out the PCTV 340e driver, and I am happy to say that 100% of it has been positive. There were a few issues with new users not familiar with compiling v4l-dvb from source code, but everybody who has tried it so far has reported success.
That said, I want to take this opportunity to thank a few parties:
- Lars Forseth, for loaning me a PCTV 340e Solo board for initial testing.
- Our friends at Xceive for providing support on the xc4000, in addition to providing licensing to freely redistribute the firmware (we will be working on getting that bundled into Ubuntu and other distributions in the coming weeks).
- PCTV Systems, and in particular Rainer Miethling for providing sample hardware as well as technical information about the PCB layout.
- Davide Ferri, for providing some code attempting to port the xc5000 driver to work with the xc4000
It’s probably also worth pointing out that this project was not paid for by any of KernelLabs customers (and in fact, KernelLabs actually *spent* money to buy a DVB generator so I could complete the project). These are not trivial projects (this board took about 50 hours to get working). So if you find this work useful, feel free to show your support via Devin’s LinuxTV Support Fund.
Anyway, for those of you who were kind enough to do testing, please keep an eye on the blog over the next couple of weeks, since I will be doing some cleanup and it would be worthwhile for you to try the final tree *before* it goes into the v4l-dvb mainline.