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Choosing between portability and innovation

Choosing between portability and innovation

Posted Mar 11, 2011 9:31 UTC (Fri) by patrick_g (subscriber, #44470)
In reply to: Choosing between portability and innovation by gcooper
Parent article: Choosing between portability and innovation

>>> OSS came before ALSA and was technologically superior to ALSA. It was in Linux for a while, and has been adopted in *BSD for a long period of time, but was abandoned for licensing disagreements (BSD licensing)

Rubbish ! The Linux community abandoned OSS because the main dev (Hannu Savolainen) made his support for newer sound devices and improvements proprietary.


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Choosing between portability and innovation

Posted Mar 11, 2011 12:04 UTC (Fri) by gcooper (guest, #73533) [Link]

I stand corrected on that point; thanks for the clarification.

Choosing between portability and innovation

Posted Jul 24, 2011 17:29 UTC (Sun) by gvy (guest, #11981) [Link]

> OSS came before ALSA and was technologically superior to ALSA.
I'd ask for some evidence.

And regarding
> 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!
ORLY


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