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Re: CVS commit: src/share/man/man4

On Tue, Aug 30, 2011 at 05:58:02AM +0000, Jukka Ruohonen wrote:
> Module Name:  src
> Committed By: jruoho
> Date:         Tue Aug 30 05:58:02 UTC 2011
> Modified Files:
>       src/share/man/man4: bktr.4
> Log Message:
> Note that bktr(4) is not part of the dtv(4) infrastructure.
> XXX: This driver should be converted (or even bluntly removed, given the
>      lack of general third-party software support).


The driver should be converted, however, I don't think that there is
a case for "bluntly removing" bktr(4), yet: the Brooktree devices are
still manufactured, they are still used for CCTV, and they were until
very recently (I reckon, "still") supported by programs such as ffmpeg.
A client of mine even shipped a product that relies on the "legacy"
bktr(4) interface.  So you could say that it is "not quite dead yet."


David Young             OJC Technologies      Urbana, IL * (217) 344-0444 x24

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