ALSA [Was: Paris summit]

Jeff Waugh jeff.waugh at
Thu Jun 22 02:12:28 BST 2006

<quote who="Lee Revell">

> But I also think OSS is a very rude choice because it blocks all other
> apps from using the soundcard.

Only on hardware that doesn't support multi-write. Additionally, for most
use cases, you can use a software mixing daemon (pulse, esd, jack - not

> They are massively inconveniencing users because they can't be bothered to
> grok ALSA.

It's not just that - they're not prepared to rely on ALSA. See my previous

- Jeff

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