Fedora 12 Update: libv4l-0.6.4-1.fc12

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Fedora Update Notification
2010-01-19 00:31:39

Name        : libv4l
Product     : Fedora 12
Version     : 0.6.4
Release     : 1.fc12
URL         : http://hansdegoede.livejournal.com/3636.html
Summary     : Collection of video4linux support libraries
Description :
libv4l is a collection of libraries which adds a thin abstraction layer on
top of video4linux2 devices. The purpose of this (thin) layer is to make it
easy for application writers to support a wide variety of devices without
having to write separate code for different devices in the same class. libv4l
consists of 3 different libraries: libv4lconvert, libv4l1 and libv4l2.

libv4lconvert offers functions to convert from any (known) pixelformat
to V4l2_PIX_FMT_BGR24 or V4l2_PIX_FMT_YUV420.

libv4l1 offers the (deprecated) v4l1 API on top of v4l2 devices, independent
of the drivers for those devices supporting v4l1 compatibility (which many
v4l2 drivers do not).

libv4l2 offers the v4l2 API on top of v4l2 devices, while adding for the
application transparent libv4lconvert conversion where necessary.

Update Information:

The main change this release is support for decompression of  cpia1 "compressed"
yuv, together with the new gspca  support for these bridges, this will allow us
to retire the cpia1  v4l1 driver.    This release also adds a large number of
laptops to the list of  laptops whose camera modules are known to be mounted
upside down in  the frame.    Last are some improvements to mr97310a support.

* Sun Jan 17 2010 Hans de Goede <hdegoede at redhat.com> 0.6.4-1
- New upstream release 0.6.4

This update can be installed with the "yum" update program.  Use 
su -c 'yum update libv4l' at the command line.
For more information, refer to "Managing Software with yum",
available at http://docs.fedoraproject.org/yum/.

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