[linux-audio-dev] OSS will be back

Loki Davison loki.davison at gmail.com
Fri Nov 3 07:37:13 UTC 2006

On 11/3/06, Jens M Andreasen <jens.andreasen at chello.se> wrote:
> On Fri, 2006-11-03 at 13:42 +1100, Loki Davison wrote:
> > mmm. I think they are missing the point about ALSA vs OSS api here. It
> > doesn't matter. The only one who should care about alsa vs oss is the
> > jack guys who write the jack backend. Everyone else uses the clear,
> > nice, well implemented, well documented modern and sensible jack api
> > instead of some very 80's style pipe based system.
> JACK isn't based on "some very 80' style" named pipes anymore? When did
> that happen?

I actually meant vs a callback based system. Jack being callback based
makes it easier to understand in my mind. I didn't mention named
pipes, just the | <> signs. Even without the pipe section i think the
comment still stands. As a person new to all 3 i found jack by far the
easiest to understand and use.


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