NOTICE: It has been decided by the 2.6 kernel maintainer that the
v4l1 api will be deprecated and removed by the end of the year. So the last
mailline kernel to support the V3TV driver may be 2.6.16 or 17. I'm lining
up some assitance to get the video device portted to the v4l2 api by that
NOTICE: Development on the 2.4 kernel is basically abandoned, since
I have not had time to follow the developments of both trees.
May 20, 2004 : There is now a version of the v3tv driver for the
2.6 kernel. Visit the
v3tv-v4l2 page for details.
February 2004 : Sometime in Febraury I started on a version of the
tvmixer for ALSA. There are several versions to pick from, depending on if
you use a stable release, cvs, or the 2.6 kernel.
January 22, 2004 : The
vpx3224 module has been added to CVS. Checkout the module
'vpx3224', or get the snapshot. This module has patches to let
it live in the kernel.
January 21, 2004 : Perry's work has reached a point that could be
considered stable. The extraneous dependencies on deprecated I2C
features have been resolved. Quite a bit of code cleanup has been
done, and nothing seems to be broken. CVS has been updated, and a
snapshot will be available on the download page.
Christmas, 2003 : Perry Gilfillan has updated the drivers to
compile on the 2.4.23 kernel with the latest I2C API. The details
of this work are at
2002 and earlier
December 26th : Updated the links and the docs section.
May 31th : Due to a small change in linux 2.4.5, v3tv would not
compile. Joergen Pihlflyckt has fixed this, so go checkout the latest
cvs or download the latest tarball from the download section.
February 15th : Webpage and documentation updated. Joergen
Pihlflyckt has probably fixed the IRQ hang. Way to go Joergen.
January 29th : We are still fighting hard to solve the stability issues and
getting capture to work. The major problem seems to be a fight between our V3TV drivers
and the X4 driver wanting to access to the board at the same time. As if this wasn't
enough, the tdfx driver also makes fun with the Voodoo memory, so that capture only
works in some resolutions.
January 25th : A lot of changes have been going on in the CVS lately. The v3tv
modules now compiles seperately and the basic implementation for doing mmap has been
added. The Voodoo cards now gives an interrupt every time it receives a frame. The
video device now supports a read, but this seems to only work on X3. The latest changes
have introduced some stability issues especially on a SMP box, but this is being worked
January 25th : Web page finally moved to SourceForge. SourceForge seems to
have a lot of problems with LDAP, which results in new users not getting ssh/cvs
January 16th : First version of the web page created.