Re: Fwd: HVR2250 Status - Where am I?
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Devin Heitmueller wrote: > On Fri, Feb 27, 2009 at 1:38 PM, John Drescher <drescherjm@xxxxxxxxx> wrote: >> So now (with my donation) we have him working at $1/hour assuming that >> it takes only 100 hours.. > > Well, this assumes that it would only take 100 hours, of which given > the complexity of the device, it will probably take more than twice > that (since it's a PCI device and the estimates I gave are for USB > devices). > > If nothing else, it offers some insight as to how valuable the work of > people like Steven is (he has written a whole bunch of different > drivers). It also demonstrates one reason there are so few developers > willing to do this sort of work. Getting a developer to donate a > couple of evening's worth of time is pretty easy. Getting them to > make a commitment of every day for the next two to three months is > quite harder. It takes a massive amount of time from all of the core developers to keep the v4l-dvb tree up to date and to add new functionality. Adding a new style of board to an existing driver can take a couple of hours with testing. It's bread a butter maintenance task. However, adding a brand new bridge driver to the kernel can take 6 months just for the first release, and is then slowly improved over the next 12-24 months. It's a large task. - Steve _______________________________________________ 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