[Pkg-alsa-devel] Breezy goals for audio infrastructure

Thomas Hood jdthood@yahoo.co.uk
Tue, 17 May 2005 12:59:30 +0200

On Tue, 2005-05-17 at 20:02 +1000, Steve Kowalik wrote:
> On Tue, 17 May 2005 09:06:29 +0200, Thomas Hood uttered
> > http://udu.wiki.ubuntu.com/AudioInfrastructure
> > 
> I wish them the best of luck. However, apart from selecting the
> default card, and hotplugging crap, most of it isn't applicable to us.

Well, there are a few points in their plan that may lead them to make
changes to alsa packages.

They say that they may start importing RedHat hacks to libasound.  (Why
not send the changes upstream?)

They say that they want to "investigate option to hack ALSA's OSS
emulation to support opening /dev/dsp multiple times".  (AIUI ALSA's
kernel OSS emulation already supports this so I am not not sure what the
real problem is.)

They say that they will set default mixer levels through a different
(D-BUS-driven) mechanism.

Another thing that may interest the Debian ALSA maintainers is their
plan to cause libasound to re-read .asoundrc after the file is updated.

Another is their plan to support remote audio.  Will they use aserver?
Maybe someone will write a man page for it finally!  :)
Thomas Hood <jdthood@yahoo.co.uk>