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SubjectRe: Stop the Linux kernel madness
On Sun, 20 Jun 2004, Ryan Anderson wrote:

> > What do I need commercial OSS for after all when Alsa works well for me?
> Well, for what it's worth, there are a few devices out there for which
> there is no open source driver:
> 0000:02:02.0 Multimedia audio controller: Creative Labs [SB Live! Value]
> EMU10k1X
> (Dell Dimension 2100, *I think* - it's at work right, and I'm not)
> I believe 4Front provides the only driver for that specific device (it's
> a crippled EMU10k1, probably what could be called a "WinSoundchip")

So what? If the mutilated hardware requires a commercial driver one
might as well spend the third-party driver cost on better hardware.

No reason for 4Front to bitch around without providing a precise bug list
or patches. They want revenues, they need to invest. It's as simple as that.

Cc: omitted because this thread isn't important enough IMO

Matthias Andree

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