ALSA [Was: Paris summit]

Lee Revell rlrevell at
Sun Jun 25 17:12:04 BST 2006

On Sun, 2006-06-25 at 02:41 +0200, Jeff Waugh wrote:
> So, dmix will improve, but right now it has plenty of stability and
> hardware support issues. But those are on top of serious design
> problems that many regard as inappropriate.  It mashes too many
> magical tricks into a library (and interface) that is not designed for
> this purpose - compare and contrast with the very explicit and direct
> approach of using a sound daemon such as Pulse. dmix is also stuck
> behind the ALSA API. ;-) 

I've just read:


Looks interesting.  What backend does it use by default - OSS or ALSA?


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