[alsa-devel] question about bluez using alsa and patches

Walt Shekrota wshekrota at optonline.net
Fri Jun 15 01:45:25 CEST 2007

I was told that when using the btsco(bluez) and/or plugs bluetooth headset 
software a patch is always required.
In the Gentoo community and perhaps everywhere it is suggested to use alsa 
compiled into your kernel.
As I go to new kernels frequently these folks (sco headset) seem to have no 
such forward support ie they have not worked on the patches yet for the newer 
Am I wrong or at some point in time should this app not be weaned from using 
patches? Is it the fact they use sco that they have to patch? Is there not an 
alsa library they can program to instead.
I guess I don't understand the overall design so I can't see why this goes on 
I'm somewhat apprehensive about trusting others to continually modify my 

Am I out in left field here? Can anyone explain why they must choose this 

Thanks very much.

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