Subject: Re: [linux-audio-user] Audio routing issues for linux..
From: Patrick Shirkey (pshirkey_AT_boosthardware.com)
Date: Mon Jun 10 2002 - 08:37:42 EEST
Juan Linietsky wrote:
> Probably the easier and more natural approach to this is just
> integrating JACK to ALSA in some way.
> What do you think?
Your idea has been discussed in length by Abramo and Paul last year and
although Abramo was adament that it should be in the alsa-lib that this
is done he was sorely contested by Paul who used all the other
pro/closed source versions of JACK as examples why it should not be
included in the alsa-libs.
Mostly because to do it correctly he argued that it has to be based on a
callback design and that is not part of the alsa-lib. Hence JACK.
Richard Furst believed that it was not necessary to have a callback
design and he coded up LADMEA. Abramo was happily integrating alot of
the ideas for Jack into ALSA but then he lost his funding from Suse and
has got another job which takes up most of his time and energy.
The general consensus is if you don't want low latency then use ARTS/ESD
if you do want low latency use JACK.
JACK is supposed to be faster to integrate than ALSA once the callback
principal is part of the lowlevel design of the app.So instead of
spending time on adding ALSA support get everyone to support JACK
instead and then they don't need to spend time on ALSA.
-- Patrick Shirkey - Boost Hardware Ltd. For the discerning hardware connoisseur http://www.boosthardware.com http://www.boosthardware.com/LAU/guide/ ========================================
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