> He outlined what kind of audio support is needed for Linux, or, really, any operating system. Audio data should be able to be brought in or sent out of the system via any available audio interface as well as via the network. Audio data, as well as audio routing information, should be able to be shared between applications, and that routing should be able to changed on the fly based on user requests or hardware reconfiguration. There needs to be a "unified approach" to mixer controls, as well. Most importantly, perhaps, is that the system needs to be "easy to understand and to reason about".