Subject: Re: [linux-audio-user] So confused, need some good documents aboutsound in linux!
Date: Mon Dec 09 2002 - 21:49:15 EET
>> linuxmedia4_AT_netscape.net wrote:
>> I saw this book in the library...(SNIP)
Let me correct myself. I was confused. It was a different book
that I saw in the library.
> Version 2 is in progress, but don't count on seeing it until
> after next summer. The next edition will be almost a complete
Great! I'll definatly buy it.
>> If it is the only version written, is the information still
> Happily, for some stuff the answer is yes. For other things,
> glaringly not...(SNIP)
> I'd say the software synthesis chapter is still useful,
That's fine (for now). I'm (relatively) new to Linux, so I've
come to the conclusion that I need to put seqencing and more
compicated things like that in the future. Having ecasound
(on my main computor) and my (now finished) dedicated RTSynth
box together I can do it like they did in "the old days" while
I slowly try out (and learn) more advanced things now that I
finally upgraded from SuSE 6.4 to SuSE 8.1. That upgrade was
like opening up pandora's box.
> ditto for the introductory material for terminatorX, Mix, Ceres,
> Cecilia, and some others.
They happen to be programs I haven't tried. So those chapters
will introduce me to those programs.
> The book is very weak with regard
> to technical aspects of ALSA, nor does it offer much to the
> would-be developer. I hope to change that aspect in v. 2.0.
Perfect! Being that I've been using SuSE 6.4 (up to the upgrade)
I haven't even approached alsa yet. And I don't want to until
I *have the time and attention* it deserves. I'll read the other
chapters and get aquainted with what has come before (again... I'm
still kind of a newbie). Meanwhile oss is allowing me to get things
You've given me an outline of what to look for (in your book)
and what to keep in mind as being (possibly) out of date. I
will focus on those chapters. Maybe by time I'm ready to
focus on the more newer developments, the new book will
> I suppose a lot of the material is most useful as starting points,
As a (seasoned) newbie, I'm sure it will help. I've jumped right
in the middle of all this and need some starting points. I'm in
this for the long haul, so I don't mind getting the background on
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