Re: ALSA (was: Re: Gnome-Media 2.2.0 "No War On Iraq" released)



On Sat, 2003-01-25 at 17:26, iain wrote:
> lÝr, 2003-01-25 kl. 20:57 skrev George Farris:
> > I see you feel quite strongly about this:-)  Do you know what the ALSA
> > and kernel people are saying?  It's my understanding that ALSA will be
> > the default for the new 2.6 kernel.  Surely Linus and ALan Cox, at a
> > minimum, would have some serious criticism if things are that bad.  I'm
> > surprised to say the least.
> 
> I think we're talking about different things here.
> 
> I think the alsa kernel drivers are nice, I use them on my machines, and
> I have done since 1998 with very few problems (once isapnp stuff worked)
> 
> I think the alsa userspace library is one of the most overly complicated
> libraries I've ever seen.
> 
> The documentation is shite. Half of the functions aren't even listed in
> the documentation, its a terrible layout of documentation (a common
> complaint I have with all doxygen docs), there's no tutorials or
> explaination of any of the structures/the mass of functions. There are
> some tutorials but they are all about the PCM interface which a mixer
> doesn't need - one of them even ends with "How do I avoid all this? Use
> JACK instead cos it does it all for you", there's a ton of "Well, this
> isn't actually supported anymore" with no indication of what you're
> supposed to use instead.
> 
> I think the ALSA drivers are nice, they work.
> 
> As to, the I haven't had time
> a) The feature freeze date was 3 months ago
> b) I tried to do it once, and had no frigging clue what I was supposed
> to do - see problem with documentation
> c) I have a life
> d) I don't need it, because it all works fine with OSS emulation for me.
> 
> So don't get all pissy because I don't want to spend time implementing
> your favourite feature on my spare time. If you want to pay me I accept
> cheques, guitar effects, or Fender Jaguar guitars (sixties models only)
> and we can see if we can come to some sort of arrangement. 
> 
> iain

"Pissy"?  No one is getting "pissy" except maybe you.  I just was
curious and asked a question.  Lighten up sonny.

-- 
George Farris <george gmsys com>



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