kfisher at rim.net
Wed Aug 19 12:34:47 UTC 1998
Lex Spoon <lex at cc.gatech.edu> wrote:
> Wow, I was wondering if anyone was looking at those dusty old web
Yes, I ran across it on one of the Swiki servers.
> > (PS--have any Linux Squeakers out there considered trying ALSA instead of
> > the OSS/Lite drivers?)
> What is ALSA? Something that runs on more Unices than Linux would
> certainly be interesting. (OSS claims to run on tons of OSes, but
> practically not many people have it available. What does *BSD use?)
Well, ALSA is a re-implimentation of the UNIX sound drivers, this time for
free. OSS/Lite is getting kinda old, and the full OSS costs cash (and you
don't get the source, I don't think). ALSA is OSS compatible and yet is
trying to take Linux sound to the next step. I tried the ALSA drivers with my
AWE64 and they worked really well, even though they are technically only at
version 0.20. They have some really ambitions plans and I hope that things
come together...it looks pretty good even as it is.
The web page is at http://alsa.jcu.cz/, although it doesn't look like it is
totally up to date.
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