[alsa-devel] OSS4 X-Fi driver port to ALSA
James at superbug.co.uk
Fri Mar 7 17:41:00 CET 2008
William Pitcock wrote:
> Hi James,
> On Thu, 2008-03-06 at 21:28 +0000, James Courtier-Dutton wrote:
>> William Pitcock wrote:
>>> On Tue, 2008-02-26 at 14:23 +0100, Takashi Iwai wrote:
>>>> Will anyone start porting from OSS? It doesn't look like so much
>>>> amount of codes...
>>> I intend to port from OSS soon. I just need to learn more about the
>>> driver's internals.
>> I now had some datasheets for the x-fi.
>> I think the first thing we should do is create a GPL version of the
>> header files.
>> Shall I do that task?
> Yes! That sounds great. I have two different X-Fi cards, so let me know
> when you have the headers ready, and we can merge them into the OSS4
> driver as an initial effort. That way everything we have is
> theoretically free. I'll have to recheck what is in OSS4 though.
Why put it into OSS4?
I would put it into the alsa-driver hg repository as a new driver.
The header would go into the alsa-driver include dir.
Then, start by writing a new alsa driver to just playback to the front
speakers with possibly a volume control.
Once we have that in alsa-driver working, we can then add features
I don't think we will be able to use the OSS4 code, that is only really
useful as a reference.
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