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SubjectRe: Kernel OSS vs ALSA
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> Free OSS is out there and supported, so it's momentum will continue to
> carry it.

The new cards are using the API but not the code from OSS.

> I've heard rumblings that ALSA is a kitchen sink approach like GGI,

ALSA is a bit unstructured. The API is well designed, the code has issues
and its still evolving. I hope it turns out well.

> which has turned off some people. There've been a few private
> discussions about writing a nice, clean, small (!) sound API based on
> the capabilities of current cards.

I'm against changing the API for this. Fix the API by adding positional audio
and to reflect 32+ DSP devices. The existing API is basically sound (pardon
the pun)

Alan


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