[alsa-devel] ESI MAYA44 PCI datasheet request

Piotrek oponek at gmail.com
Tue Aug 21 19:50:27 CEST 2007

I would like toshow you the letter that I am going to send to the ESI
company. I am asking you to accept this letter because I am going to send it
on behalf of the ALSA development team. Any suggestions will be welcome.

Dear Sir/Madam,

In reply to the letter sent 14.07.2007:

2007/8/14, ESI UK Support <uksupport at esi-audio.com>:

Dear Piotr

ESI do not provide and have no plans for Linux drivers for our products
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

UK Support
ESI Auditechnik

I would like to ask you to share the information about ESI MAYA44 PCI card
needed to write drivers on behalf of the ALSA development team. ALSA team
needs all the information that you give your programmers to create drivers
for the device. We would like to ask you for:

- a full datasheet containing IO port layout, register descriptions and
- ESI MAYA44 PCI firmware,
- EIS MAYA44 PCI firmware source code,
- permission for the firmware to be distributed with ALSA,
- source code for currnet windows drivers would be very helpful but isn't

There are many peope that are willing to write the driver for MAYA44 and
because of the way Open-Source software and drivers are developed, in the
interest of it's quality, it is important that the information about the
card are accesable for all of the ALSA developers. We ask for your permision
to place that information on the ALSA server for developers. Thanks to that
any qualified person will have acces to it. Many other companies provided
that kind of information to us this way before:

I am sure that adding this card to the list of the suported cards under the
linux operating system will cause the number of satisfied ESI card users to
increase. Thank you for your co-operation.

Best Regards,
Piotr Makowski
ALSA Development Team

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