Project Weevil [was: maestro3 hardware volume control]
scottl at samsco.org
Mon May 30 19:43:24 PDT 2005
Pyun YongHyeon wrote:
> On Mon, May 30, 2005 at 10:15:40AM -0400, Mathew Kanner wrote:
> > On May 29, Scott Long wrote:
> > > Pyun YongHyeon wrote:
> > > >On Sun, May 29, 2005 at 01:28:59AM +0300, Panagiotis Astithas wrote:
> > >
> > > It might be possible to examine the system SMBIOS table for the make and
> > > model of the system and use them as keys for a quirk table. Of course
> > > it will only work for systems like laptops that have the M3 or A1 chip
> > > embedded. sigh. I think that this all works in the Windows world
> > > because the hardware maker provides a driver that is customized
> > > appropriately.
> > Sorry about hijacking this but what a opportune moment...
> > Project Evil provides %75 of the infrastructure (the hard
> > stuff no less) of what is needed to get audio drivers off the ground.
> > Anybody want to start of proof of concept? Perfect use for
> > those CDs that came with your motherboard.
> I don't know whether it's possible or not. I have no experience of
> ndiscvt(8). Personally, I don't like to use Windows drivers as it
> severely limits the driver to x86 based architectures. I think Linux
> supports wide-ranges of audio hardwares than that of FreeBSD.
> If we can pour our time on reading Linux driver we would get better
> audio support, IMO.
> > --Mat
We probably need to work on more modern sound infrastructure before we
start thinking about supporting NDIS-style drivers. While it might be
possible to map a small subset of the driver functionality to our
voxware API, it's really not going to help much in the long run. I
don't know what the correct answer is here for future direction either.
ALSA has been the 'next big thing' for the past 5 years, but really
doesn't seem to be living up to the promises. Should we try to
implement it anyways and use it as the foundation for our
next-generation PCM framework, or should we moderize the newpcm API
ourselves and hope that ports authors will follow us when/if ALSA does
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