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Re: FC3 wishlist - sound server



On Tue, 2004-07-06 at 10:27 -0700, Mike Fedyk wrote:
> Felipe Alfaro Solana wrote:
> 
> >On Tue, 2004-07-06 at 19:02 +0300, Marius Andreiana wrote:
> >
> >  
> >
> >>What about including a good sound server and use it by default? I don't
> >>know what's best, but Jack seems ok.
> >>    
> >>
> >
> >I still don't see the point of using a sound server when ALSA allows for
> >software/hardware sound mixing from different sources.
> >  
> >
> Doesn't ALSA only allow one opener for the sound device file, and expect 
> the sound to be mixed in software?

ALSA can be configured in such a way that several simultaneous programs
can open the sound device and ALSA will do the mixing automatically,
either by hardware (if the soundcard has several sound channels) or by
software, although this is not the default configuration.

There has been a recent thread on this issue, IIRC.



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