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Re: Pulseaudio : lots of issues, how can I help?



On Tuesday, 23 September 2008 at 01:39, Lennart Poettering wrote:
> On Mon, 15.09.08 16:07, Dominik 'Rathann' Mierzejewski (dominik greysector net) wrote:
> 
> > Do you mean Open Source Software or Open Sound System? In case of OSS,
> > it's realy a shame, because it was (and still is) a great piece of software
> > with nice API and doesn't require any external libraries like ALSA.
> > But you can't compare console/X to OSS/ALSA. The latter provide functionality
> 
> I must correct you: the OSS API sucks. And ALSA is certainly a far
> greater piece of software than OSS ever was, and among the reasons is
> precisely the fact that it is a proper library instead of some fucked up kernel
> interface based on ioctls().
> 
> Everyone hates ioctl()s. The kernel people do. The userspace people
> too. An API for application usage that is based around ioctl()s is
> thus mandatorily a big failure.

The people whose opinion I value disagree. I have no strong opinion
of my own, because I never wrote code to interface with either ALSA
or OSS.

Regards,
R.

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