[alsa-devel] default alsa pcm improvement

Aleksandar Kostadinov akostadinov at friendofpooh.com
Sat Jan 23 06:08:52 CET 2010

On Fri, Jan 22, 2010 at 12:40 PM, Takashi Iwai <tiwai at suse.de> wrote:
>> So I would suggest the "default" PCM as defined now in the
>> default.conf file to be renamed to something like "alsadefault". Then
>> "default" PCM should be an alias to the alsadefault pcm. This will be
>> backwards compatible to what users have now and owners of multiple
>> sound devices can define their "default" pcm in asoundrc referencing
>> the alsadefault pcm benefiting from the good work already done and not
>> have to mess with a complex asoundrc file or make changes to the
>> system configurations files.
> Agreed, I've had also the same idea.  But, a good name didn't come to
> my mind, so I didn't actually implement it.
> "alsadefault" PCM also sounds somewhat a system-wide default, thus
> might be a bit confusing.  Basically it should be a default PCM

Well, I thought it out to differentiate with userfefault because
"default" actually should mean "userdefault". And alsadefault is what
alsa lib puts as default (really a system default vs user default). So
I still like the name but I see your point also.

here are few more suggestions:
plugandplay:<CARD> #may provoke bad associations
autoplug:<CARD> #may confuse with the plug PCM tyme

> definition for each card.  Well... a good godfather / godmother is
> wanted ;)


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