Re: Is it time for remove (crap) ALSA from kernel tree ?

From: Alan Cox
Date: Sun Jun 24 2007 - 15:03:52 EST

On Sun, 24 Jun 2007 19:51:38 +0200 (CEST)
Tomasz KÅoczko <kloczek@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Few dayas ago OSS source code was oppened uder CDDL for Solaris and GLPv2
> for Linux:
> So this source without problems code can be integragrated in Linus tree
> and after this Linux can provide much better soud supoport than
> with current ALSA.

Years ago Linux dumped OSS for ALSA because ALSA offered far better
functionality and support. Why would we go back to the stone age ?

Its something useful to various other platforms with basically no
hardware support but Linux has ALSA and very good hardware support and
ALSA even has emulation for back compatibility with old OSS apps.

Ten years ago it would probably have made a difference, five maybe, today
its a release of historical code at best, and since they shipped binary
modules for Linux more like 'getting around to complying with the
licence' than anything else.


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