[gst-devel] Linux audio is a mess? [was: JACK and GStreamer, from the horse's mouth]

Ronald S. Bultje rbultje at ronald.bitfreak.net
Wed Nov 29 17:31:35 CET 2006


On Wed, 29 Nov 2006, Paul Davis wrote:
> The ALSA API supports push and pull models.
> dmix is very, very clever. that doesn't mean its necessarily the right
> solution. the internals (kernel-side) of CoreAudio are another
> interesting approach to the same problem.

So, then could anyone explain to me how using jack or pulseaudio instead
of improving dmix to, for ex., be better in pull-environments would be
good to my good friend Joe A. User? Imagine how many applications you
suddenly don't have to adapt to support your cool new soundsystem, because
- hey! - they all already support ALSA.

I just can't get my head around that RedHat would pay people to work on
something this stupid, unless it is purely to annoy Novell.


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