Re: [linux-audio-user] Re: [Alsa-user] Re: [linux-audio-dev] E-MU 1212m Linux drivers

From: Lee Revell <>
Date: Wed Jun 15 2005 - 06:23:43 EEST

On Wed, 2005-06-15 at 12:32 +1000, Anthony Baxter wrote:
> On Wednesday 15 June 2005 11:17, Lee Revell wrote:
> > An EMU rep has informed me that they have agreed to provide the ALSA
> > project (specifically James) with a hardware sample. They don't seem to
> > think we'll have much luck reverse engineering a driver. We'll just see
> > about that.
> >
> > They mention that they won't be able to dedicate any development
> > resources to it anytime soon, which makes sense given the widely
> > reported issues with the Windows driver. The message implied that they
> > might consider releasing some docs or (IMHO more likely) register info,
> > but we'd have to make a convincing argument.
> >
> > Has anyone ever tried to figure out how many Linux audio users there
> > are?
> One approach might be for people who would buy this card if it was
> supported under Linux (or people who have bought it and want a Linux
> driver) to email the vendor and *politely* ask that they dedicate the
> resources to this. They're not going to do it just for the hell of it,
> but if there's sales in it, they might.

There's no point in asking them for register info now because we don't
exactly know what we need, it would just make us look like amateurs.
Let's wait and see what we can figure out with some hardware in hand,
then ask them something.

Received on Wed Jun 15 08:15:11 2005

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