SMCC.nl: Linux Support for Philips USB Webcams Discontinued
Aug 27, 2004, 02:30 (28 Talkback[s])
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"Okay, this is not going to be pleasant. I've decided to
discontinue supporting PWC, the Philips webcam driver for Linux.
The reason is continual disagreement between me and the kernel
maintainers on the binary-only part that PWC has, in order to use
the webcam to its full potential. This has now reached a point
where I'm throwing in the towel.
"As most of you probably know, the driver consists of two parts,
PWC which is available as source and part of the kernel, and PWCX,
the binary-only decompressor part. PWC itself works, but with
limitations in framerate and resolution; to get the full benfits of
the cam, you must use PWCX..."