Porting ALSA drivers to OSS may be easy, according to OSS ;)
nc41530a at vizzavi.pt
Wed May 26 10:55:03 PDT 2004
I've tinkered a bit with Linux and FreeBSD, but still consider myself as
I'm probably going for FreeBSD since I can see the best strenghts that
Linux experts point in their distros already exist on FreeBSD, mostly
coherent file structure, init scripts and package management. And a great
plus in FreeBSD is the documentation, never seen anything like that in a
Linux distro before (Debian seems the closest to me).
I know FreeBSD is mainly conceived as a performance server OS and lacks in
the multimedia field when compared with Linux which is much more generic.
But in terms of sound I think the scenario could change easily: you don't
have ALSA drivers but according to this post it's possible to convert ALSA
drivers into free OSS drivers:
This could mean reduced need for commercial OSS driver support :)
And of course there may be licensing issues.
Not really my problem since I have a SB Live!, but this could easily
improve FreeBSD image on the multimedia *NIX field :)
Thanks in advance,
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