The 2.6.22 linux kernel was released today, and the exciting part is that IVTV is now included in the mainstream code. 🙂
The option is listed as “Conexant cx23416/cx23415 MPEG encoder/decoder support” under the normal Video for Linux menu.
What does this mean for the IVTV ebuilds? I have no idea. The only thing I do know is that you are still going to need the firmware, but that’s about it.