[geeks] Ubuntu sound question - esd w/alsa...
Charles Shannon Hendrix
shannon at widomaker.com
Tue Sep 12 09:21:33 CDT 2006
Mon, 11 Sep 2006 @ 20:12 -0400, Phil Stracchino said:
> Charles Shannon Hendrix wrote:
> > What UNIX really needs is a standard API and filesystem interface (AFI?)
> > for sound so the drivers can present the same interface to all software,
> > and we won't need things like esd on *any* system.
> > Of course, I suppose that's what ALSA is, but it is Linux only so it
> > does little good for Solaris, *BSD, etc.
> Open Sound System, perhaps...?
You mean OSS? OSS is dead, and was never very good.
ALSA is quite a bit better and more ambitious, even though it was rocky
for a time. Still needs more but it is getting better.
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