Re: Fwd: HVR2250 Status - Where am I?
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On Fri, Feb 27, 2009 at 1:34 PM, Devin Heitmueller <devin.heitmueller@xxxxxxxxx> wrote: > On Fri, Feb 27, 2009 at 1:27 PM, Andrew Barbaccia >> Sorry, maybe I phrased my request as a solution which is not what I >> intended. I was unaware of your agreements with NXP. I see you added how >> much money has been donated to your post. That's more than enough of a >> status indicator for me. >> Possibly could you roughly estimate how much more work is required and >> present it in the same manner? >> I want to you know that I do support this project and have just contributed >> - both as a thank you for your prior work and willingness to help the >> community in addition to the HVR-2250 support. > > Andrew, > > I cannot speak to the saa7164, but to give you an order of magnitude, > I spent over a month working on the saa7136 support, working every > night and weekend for 4-6 hours. The analog support I did for the > au0828/au8522 took about 100 hours. > > So, while not necessarily an apples-to-apples comparison, these > drivers tend to take tens or sometimes hundreds of hours of > development. They are definitely a non-trivial amount of work to do. > > Bear in mind that the saa7164 is a much more complicated chip than the saa7136. > So now (with my donation) we have him working at $1/hour assuming that it takes only 100 hours.. John _______________________________________________ linux-dvb users mailing list For V4L/DVB development, please use instead linux-media@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx linux-dvb@xxxxxxxxxxx http://www.linuxtv.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/linux-dvb