OpenSound - was Re: lockmgr patch

Hasso Tepper hasso at
Fri Jun 15 05:17:16 PDT 2007

Joerg Sonnenberger wrote:
> On Fri, Jun 15, 2007 at 08:24:14AM +0300, Hasso Tepper wrote:
> > I'm also a bit sceptical about future of OpenSound. I don't think that
> > OpenSound is relevant any more in Linux, they have alsa which _is_
> > superior than OSS.
> ALSA is *not* superior to OSS. It is just much to complicated without a
> real gain. Half of the issues ALSA developer used to justify the
> ridicilous interface are faults in the implementation. The rest can be
> done on top of OSS, e.g. vchan support.

I'm not going to discuss this here. Regardless of your or my opinion I
don't see any chance to see community (both users and application writers)
behind Linux/Alsa going to care in any way about future of OpenSound.

Hasso Tepper

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