[alsa-devel] ESI MAYA44 PCI - ESI wants to collaborate!

James Courtier-Dutton James at superbug.co.uk
Tue Aug 21 15:03:48 CEST 2007

Piotrek wrote:
>      Referring to the lack of the official ALSA support of ESI MAYA44 PCI
> (in fact, the card does not work) I would like to ask I there are any plans
> to get this card working with ALSA? I would be thankful to be able to run my
> soundcard properly under Linux. There are also a lot of people that would
> appreciate your work and are waiting for maya44 pci drivers for linux:
> http://www.esiforum.com/show.asp?db=esi&t=esi1&mode=3&msg=793
>     I wrote a letter to the UK ESI SUPPORT asking if they were going to
> write drivers for their products for Linux systems as well. There is a
> reply:
> "
> Dear Piotr
> ESI do not provide and have no plans for Linux drivers for our products
> However
> ESI are happy to provide /share information to an Individual developer
> within the Linux community
> That is able and capable to develope drivers
> and wishes to develope drivers
> Regards
> UK Support
> ESI Auditechnik
> "
> It means that ESI will collaborate with developers who would like to write
> such driver and share the documentation.
> Again the question: Are there any plans to make ESI MAYA44 PCI card working
> with ALSA?
> I'm not a programmer but I will help you as much as I could.


It is not worth pursuing this until ESI publish the datasheets.
That is a simple step, and does not require any support effort from them.
Until I see the datasheets, I cannot commit to developing any driver for 
the card.

Kind Regards


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