[linux-audio-dev] Re: Linux VERSUS OSS ???
paul at linuxaudiosystems.com
Tue Oct 14 13:28:01 UTC 2003
>> OSS is dead. You should not be writing apps with
>Well, at least OSS has a programmer's guide (PDF
Reference manual for the PCM API:
Equivalents exist there for the MIDI API and others.
* the example clients directory contain sample code for
many different things. JACK is such a simple API
(no hardware configuration or format negotiation)
that these examples are enough to get many people
started without any further information.
* the reference manual is at:
>Where is the equivalent for ALSA? Until it exists, we
>will continue using OSS!
you're free to continue doing what you want but your software will not
interoperate with other audio software, it will not work without
card-specific hacks on various high-end audio interfaces, and at some
point in the not very distant future, it will rely on ALSA's OSS
emulation to run.
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