[alsa-devel] This is a nudge. This is only a nudge. In the event of actual emergency...

Rene Herman rene.herman at gmail.com
Thu Aug 30 09:38:35 CEST 2007

On 08/29/2007 11:54 PM, Eric S. Raymond wrote:

> There is a user community of significant size hanging on your next point
> release.  Users of recent ThinkPads, especially X61 and T61s. ALSA 1.0.14
> doesn't cut it for the AD1984 Intel sound card on these machines; your
> head revision, however, does.
> This is a nudge to your release manager.  Please ship a point release 
> soon so .deb and RPM packages con become available quickly.  Owners of 
> many laptops, including my X61, will thank you.

This need you have to always hang personal issues off of large communities 
just has to be indicative of some serious inferiority complex issues...

But yes, releases have been slow in the coming. Do distributions regularly 
ship ALSA -rc releases by the way? There hasn't even been a 1.0.15-rc1 yet, 
so if not, they'd be waiting for quite a bit yet as ALSA goes through the 
15-rc stage.

Jaroslav -- given that there's a somewhat serious need, how about making 
1.0.15 a fast(er) point release? That is, 1.0.15-rc1 right about now and if 
nothing serious turns up in two weeks time or so, 1.0.15? Can't say I'm 
aware of how widely/quickly ALSA -rc's are being tested, so don't know if 
two weeks are enough...


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