Re: RFC: GNOME 2.0 Multimedia strategy

> * What is CSL?
> CSL (Common Sound Layer) is a development of Tim Janik and me to allow sound
> device independant sound output. Currently, a lot of applications implement
> their own wrappers on OS-specific things, such as open() write() close() for
> AIX, Solaris, OSS, aRts, ALSA, ESD, ... - CSL is a try to unify these in a
> simple to use API.

As opposed to OpenAL ?

>    we want to enable application developers long term to develop with either
>    toolkit under either desktop, and the application should run everywhere.
>    Mixmatching your desktop should be possible and easy.


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