Dear FFADO early adopters,
We are proud to announce the release of a second beta version of libffado.
This beta release is created to collect feedback about the library under
common usage. It is expected that there are still some bugs and
unresolved system related issues. However the code has proven itself to
Release notes and download:
Installation instructions are available in the extended text...
Please review this packacge thoroughly in order to spot potential
problems. Feedback on distribution aspects and documentation is also
We could also use some help streamlining and improving the
documentation. There is some information available on both
http://www.ffado.org/?q=documentation and http://subversion.ffado.org
but things have to be integrated and cleaned up. Therefore this package
is released only to ffado-devel such that support issues with
unexperienced users are avoided.
This release introduces an option where you can identify your device as
being used on Linux with FFADO. You will be asked whether you want to
submit your device information to ffado.org. The reason this feature is
present is to convince the supportive vendors that their cooperation
pays off, and to convince the other vendors that Linux users are a
market. A secondary advantage is that we can keep track of what versions
are used by how many people.
Therefore I would like to ask everyone to perform this registration.
There is no personal data transmitted (except for an optional email
address). The IP address of the submitter is saved to help recovery in
case the database is bombed with bogus data. However the address is
first processed by one-way MD5 hashing it, such that it is not
recoverable and privacy is secured. This usage information is of
enormous importance for future device support. The aggregated statistics
are available here: http://www.ffado.org/?q=usage.
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