Skype-2.0 is here!
rizzo at iet.unipi.it
Sat May 30 09:17:09 UTC 2009
On Sat, May 30, 2009 at 09:55:32AM +0200, Hans Petter Selasky wrote:
> On Saturday 30 May 2009, Matthias Apitz wrote:
> > El d?a Monday, April 14, 2008 a las 10:17:12PM -0800, Beech Rintoul
> > > Finally, skype-devel has been updated to the new 184.108.40.206 version.
> > > This is the one that includes video and any input to get this (video)
> > > going is appreciated. Everything else seems to work as advertised.
> > >
> > > If you're going to update to this version, please read
> > > UPDATING-20080318.
> > >
> > > Enjoy,
> > >
> > > Beech
> > Hello Beech,
> > I'm running on my laptop 8-CURRENT (of May 28), have the pwc.ko loaded
> > which gives me a device /dev/video0 and pwcview is showing my face; as
> > well I have installed skype-220.127.116.11,1 from the ports which works fine
> > but does not recognice the video device; what should I do or test to
> > bring this together? Thanks
> > matthias
> Hi all,
> We need some common effort to get Video4Linux USB devices working on FreeBSD.
> First of all we need to push a video4linux library.
> int videodevx_open(int unit); /* returns a handle, not neccesarily a
> file-handle */
> int videodevx_read(int hdl, ptr, len);
> int videodevx_write(int hdl, ptr, len);
> int videodevx_ioctl(int hdl, cmd, arg);
> int videodevx_mmap(int hdl, void *addr, size_t len, int prot, int flags, int
> fd, off_t offset);
> int videodevx_getfd(int hdl); /* used for polling */
> int videodevx_close(int hdl);
> Some work in progress is available from:
> svn --username anonsvn --password anonsvn \
> checkout svn://svn.turbocat.net/i4b/trunk/usbcam
> Download "linux-2.6.29" to "ulinux/linux"
> cd ulinux
> make clean all
> NOTE: It's not linking yet.
> Second, we need a userland port for Video4Linux, which I am working on. So
> that the application directly receives the USB data and talks to the webcam
> through -lvideodevx and the new BSD licensed -lusb .
> Third we need to convince everyone to use videodevx when opening video
> devices. On linux videodevx will simply be a wrapper for
> open/close/ioctl/... . On FreeBSD videodevx will be a complete USB webcam
> driver library.
> Anyone that wants to join heads?
Excellent summary which covers the situation for native apps.
I wonder if the case is a bit different for skype and linux binaries
in general, as they run under linux emulation so perhaps the
it is the linuxulator that has to emulate the v4l(2?) calls,
and i have no idea if this needs to be done in the kernel or we
can deal with this in some libc wrapper ?
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