ALSA or not

We've decided not to migrate the ALSA support to the current version of the ALSA library until verson 1 of ALSA comes out.

It's a little known fact that most ALSA drivers support the OSS API with the same result as if you used the ALSA library proper. The behavior of the ALSA API is changing too rapidly with no gain in functionality to justify supporting each incremental change. Documentation, bugfixes, and features could be done instead, with real gains in functionality.

Posted by Heroine Virtual 2002-07-23