Maybe since the times you worked on audio drivers the design of the
On Wed, 29.07.09 06:48, Jeff Garzik (jgarzik pobox com
> Karel Zak wrote:
>> On Tue, Jul 28, 2009 at 10:07:32PM +0200, Lennart Poettering wrote:
>>> On Tue, 28.07.09 15:48, Bill Nottingham (notting redhat com
>>> Yes. You cannot select them as record source, you cannot mute or
>>> unmute them, you cannot change their volume. "CD", "PC Speaker",
>>> "MIDI" and so on are just obsolete.
>> This reminds me your note:
>> PA does not make use of hardware mixing. And I don't plan to change
>> that. It's obsolete technology. CPUs these days come with extensions
>> such as MMX or SSE precisely for speeding up DSP tasks such as PCM
>> mixing. This is way more flexible that hw mixing, and definitely the
>> way to the future, both on the desktop and on embedded envs as well.
>> The "obsolete technology" -- who made this decision? Is it your private
>> opinion or any suggestion from sound card manufacturers?
>> It seems that HW companies still produce the "obsolete technology".
> Quite agreed [says a former kernel audio driver maintainer], and I will
> go even farther: