> OSS came before ALSA and was technologically superior to ALSA.
I'd ask for some evidence.
> FreeBSD (at least) also has had software mixing for well over a decade
> now (vchans) and Linux is still struggling with this functionality
-- I've actually forgot since when alsa dmix just works, maybe 5 years or so? (esound would do either back in 1998 IIRC)
> pulls this stuff every release, which is either biannually or annually!