[alsa-devel] Alsa OSS - who is maintaining it?
tiwai at suse.de
Thu Mar 29 12:23:40 CEST 2007
At Thu, 29 Mar 2007 09:59:38 +0800,
Carlo Florendo wrote:
> Takashi Iwai wrote:
> > At Wed, 28 Mar 2007 13:08:09 +0200 (CEST),
> > Stefan de Konink wrote:
> >> On Wed, 28 Mar 2007, Takashi Iwai wrote:
> >>> Did you try other drivers, such as usb-audio?
> >> I did not.
> > Then try it if you have one.
> >>> And, you're using user-space alsa-oss wrapper (e.g. via aoss wrapper),
> >>> right? The user-space emulation and kernel-space emulation are
> >>> totally different, so I have to know what you actually tried.
> >> I'm only using the in kernel translation.
> > Then try aoss, too.
> I'm new to sound progamming in Linux. If OSS is already obsoleted by ALSA,
> why is OSS still maintained?
The OSS API should be at least usable even OSS drivers are
deprecated. Thus the emulation is still mandatory for certain
time. Of course, the best would be that all apps support ALSA native
API or good portable librarys that speak ALSA API.
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