Bug 8413 - RFE : merge gspca
Summary: RFE : merge gspca
Alias: None
Product: v4l-dvb
Classification: Unclassified
Component: webcam (show other bugs)
Hardware: i386 Linux
: P2 normal
Assignee: webcam
Depends on:
Reported: 2007-05-01 02:42 UTC by Nicolas Mailhot
Modified: 2007-06-05 22:00 UTC (History)
6 users (show)

See Also:
Kernel Version: All
Tree: Mainline
Regression: ---


Description Nicolas Mailhot 2007-05-01 02:42:18 UTC
Please merge the gspca webcam driver (http://mxhaard.free.fr/spca5xx.html)

It's silly but consumer OSes are judged on their ability to do IM well nowadays,
and webcams are a big part of it

See also http://lkml.org/lkml/2007/4/3/144
Comment 1 Diego Calleja 2007-05-01 08:16:29 UTC
If you want to get a driver merged, ask its author to submit it (and act as
maintainer of the driver!). The linux kernel doesn't "merge" code, coders
submits and maintains it.
Comment 2 Nicolas Mailhot 2007-05-01 12:30:40 UTC
Diego, I'm sure the people on the v4l list know a lot better than me Michel
Xhaard's position, what it would take for him to submit his driver, and the
technical problems (if any). So this is a reminder the current situation is
pretty bad for users and everyone is not happy with it.

I don't want to antagonize the author bringing up a subject he probably already
discussed with the v4l maintainers
Comment 3 Dave Jones 2007-06-05 22:00:08 UTC
Absence of out of tree drivers in mainline isn't a defect of the kernel, but a
failure on the part of the driver authors to push those to mainline for whatever

Having this open in bugzilla isn't really going to accomplish anything.
For this to go into mainline, it needs someone to volunteer to get it into
shape, and look after it once its in the tree.

The review etc of that code needs to happen on linux-kernel, not in bugzilla.

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