[PATCH v2] libgencec: Add userspace library for the generic CEC kernel interface

Hans Verkuil hverkuil at xs4all.nl
Fri May 8 03:59:29 PDT 2015

Hi Kamil,

On 05/04/2015 07:33 PM, Kamil Debski wrote:
> This is the first version of the libGenCEC library. It was designed to
> act as an interface between the generic CEC kernel API and userspace
> applications. It provides a simple interface for applications and an
> example application that can be used to test the CEC functionality.
> signed-off-by: Kamil Debski <k.debski at samsung.com>

I still strongly recommend that this library is added to the v4l-utils
repo. That already has support for v4l, dvb, media controller and IR
(i.e. everything under drivers/media), and the CEC library/utility should
be added there IMHO.

For example, I might want to use it in qv4l2, so being able to link it
knowing that I always get the latest version is very useful.

Also, v4l-utils is always updated to be in sync with the latest media_tree
kernel, and since CEC is part of that you really don't want to reinvent the
wheel in that respect.

There were objections in the past to renaming v4l-utils to media-utils, but
perhaps this should be revisited as it hasn't been v4l specific for a long 
time now.



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