[lsb-discuss] LSB conf call notes for 2007-09-19

John Cherry cherry at linux-foundation.org
Wed Sep 19 09:32:15 PDT 2007

> ALSA.  Two sides to the issue.  Developers want something, and ALSA is 
> something, but audio/kernel types think ALSA is too low-level. 
> PulseAudio seems to be emerging as a candidate, but it's too early to 
> call yet.  ALSA the #1 missing API in the various Java runtimes. 
> Robert: should release using the new trial standard thing ASAP.  Also, 
> shipping ALSA enables apps to bundle higher-level APIs with their app. 
> May not be practical because of audio server issues, but is at least a 
> partial solution.  Deprecation should not be an issue with the ALSA API. 
>   Jeff: propose we commit to adding ALSA based on these factors, table 
> discussion unless new data comes back.  No dissent.

Sorry to miss the call, but I agree with the conclusion.  ALSA APIs will
not be going away anytime soon and it will be good for the sound server
daemons to be able to count on at least one audio driver API...in this
case ALSA.  As a side benefit, the Java runtimes will have a stable ALSA


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