[Proposal] Kernel Evdev IR support

Benjamin Zores <ben@...>

Proposer: Benjamin Zores

Summary: Add kernel remote control support through evdev.

Many STB multimedia embedded devices feature a remote control support.
Based on LIRC, it's always a pain to get the right driver to work with
the right receiver and it's hard to configure and support multiple
remotes on a given system.

Mainline kernel never get LIRC included but a few remotes currently
are supported, providing a regular evdev interface, acting like a
regular keyboard/mouse controller.

The idea would be to create some framework for generic remote
handling, with migration from currently LIRC-supported remotes
to new API.

Some work/patches already have been worked out...

[1] http://lwn.net/Articles/364515/
[2] http://lwn.net/Articles/364196/


Tim Bird <tim.bird@...>

Benjamin Zores wrote:
Summary: Add kernel remote control support through evdev.
Thanks. Proposal page is at:

Tim Bird
Architecture Group Chair, CE Linux Forum
Senior Staff Engineer, Sony Corporation of America