[linux-audio-dev] Re: [Alsa-devel] Firewire Audio Card Support

Takashi Iwai tiwai at suse.de
Thu Nov 18 19:19:42 UTC 2004

At Thu, 18 Nov 2004 19:54:58 +0000,
Pieter Palmers wrote:
> Why don't we support the manufacturers that do support us? After all, 
> there are some that provide us with what we need, and I don't see that 
> mentioned that often. I'm quite confident that for most needs you can 
> find a card from a manufacturer that supports ALSA development. Correct 
> me if I'm wrong, but I got the impression that for example RME and ESI 
> actively support the development of ALSA drivers for their producs.

Well, the ALSA support shall be achieved sooner or later :)
But it's true that there is still a significant gap between the
product release and the support on Linux.
Once people recognize the importance of Linux desktop, this gap will
be decreaed, I guess.

My biggest concern is the chaos like what has happend on USB
audio/midi (or look at ACPI).  I really hope such a theatrical
confusion won't happen on fireware audio.  The precised specification
doesn't always lead to a good result :)


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