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Re: linuxtv.org Wiki (was Re: cx23885 module)

Em 23-10-2010 10:01, BjÃrn Mork escreveu:
> Steven Toth <stoth@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> writes:
>> On 10/22/10 9:02 AM, Daniel Lee Kim wrote:
>>> One more question, is there a place I can go to learn how to compile just the
>>> cx23885.ko module? I am not able to compile only that module and so I have to
>>> wait until it compiles all the modules. I apologize as this is my first time
>>> tweaking a driver module. I've searched all over the net but have not found
>>> anyone who wrote about this. Thanks,
>> The wiki at linuxtv.org should contain everything you need for
>> compiling, modifying and submitting patches.
> It should, but it does not.
> Following the path from 
> www.linuxtv.org => V4L-DVB Wiki => Developer Section => How to submit patches
> you end up at
> http://www.linuxtv.org/wiki/index.php/Development:_How_to_submit_patches
> which states
>  'For V4L-DVB driver modules and/or documentation, patches should be
>   created against the master V4L-DVB mercurial tree; for instructions on
>   obtaining and building these sources, see the "How to Obtain, Build and
>   Install V4L-DVB Device Drivers" article.'
> and the "How to Obtain, Build and Install V4L-DVB Device Drivers"
> article contains more of the same outdated information, with its
> references to to 2.6.16 backwards compatibility and Mercurial.
> For a new developer coming from the outside, this is worse than not
> having any information at all.  Anyone reading this list will know that
> the above quote is plain misleading.  But as a new developer you have no
> way to know whether other information in the same page, or even the
> whole Wiki, is just as misleading.  So you cannot trust any of it.
> Making the Wiki useless.
> Never write documentation you do not plan to keep updated. Delete
> outdated documentation if you don't have time/resources to update it.
> Misleading documentation is much, much worse than no documentation.

It is a wiki for a community effort. If you found it outdated, please help us 
on keeping it uptodated.


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