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Easy: OSS emulation
Posted Jun 20, 2009 13:21 UTC (Sat) by khim (subscriber, #9252)
Real-world programs (Acrobat Reader, Quake, Skype, etc) do
use OSS. Today's real-world hardware does not have hardware mixer -
and that means without CUSE there are no way to use these programs and keep
all dekstop sound effects players and other things around. Looks
like FOSS developers are slowly learn that "just use never version and/or
recompile it" is not an acceptable answer to compatibility problems.
I've written about it before
Posted Jun 20, 2009 14:22 UTC (Sat) by sbergman27 (guest, #10767)
Sure, some things are more boring than others. But just because you've found something, contrived as it may be, to get excited about does not mean it's exciting to others.
I'm not taking a position as to whether this kernel is shaping up to be "boring" or not. To me it's just another kernel development cycle. One of many in a long line of them. It's the cumulative progress that matters.
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