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

Takashi Iwai tiwai at suse.de
Tue Jun 19 12:45:23 CEST 2007

At Thu, 14 Jun 2007 19:45:25 -0400,
Walt Shekrota wrote:
> 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 
> kernels.
> 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 
> forever.
> I'm somewhat apprehensive about trusting others to continually modify my 
> kernel.
> Am I out in left field here? Can anyone explain why they must choose this 
> path?

Because no one posted a patch to merge to the upstream...


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