[alsa-devel] emu20k1 in 1.0.17?

Spike spike at spykes.net
Sat Jun 28 02:49:37 CEST 2008

On Wed, 25 Jun 2008 17:47:36 +0200
Takashi Iwai <tiwai at suse.de> wrote:

> At Sat, 21 Jun 2008 01:35:38 -0700,
> daedra wrote:
> > 
> > I was just wondering if there is a chance of the emu20k1 driver making 
> > it's way into 1.0.17?
> Very unlikely...
> CA0110 (HD-audio port) would be easy to support.  I already have a
> test patch on my unstable git tree.  But the real DSP seems hard, and
> I have no spec, too.  James could comment on this more.

So James had the specs for the 20K1 for over a month now,
and there hasn't been any news for equally as long. I assume this
datasheet has an NDA attached, but James hasn't made any mention of

So which is it? You have the specs, Creative themselves state this, so
is the writing of this driver going to be a 1 man job? It would explain
the delay.

If the specs were public, we'd probably have a driver by now, but
nobody has a clue if they're in NDA or not, as James wont talk about it.

Creative also states that their own driver will be all source by the
end of this year, so maybe James has no intention on reinventing the
wheel. Maybe he is behind rewriting this driver to open source, who
knows. Nobody knows a darn thing.


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