[linux-audio-dev] Getting out of the software game

Fred Gleason fredg at paravelsystems.com
Wed Mar 14 13:17:03 UTC 2007

On Wednesday 14 March 2007 06:01, Gordon JC Pearce wrote:
> In particular the
> Debian-based distributions seem to be intentionally hamstrung when comes
> to supporting binary-only drivers, which makes running the custom kernel
> required for low-latency work *and* the binary nVidia driver almost
> impossible.

Well, given the long-standing ideological "bent" of that distro, that's hardly 
surprising.  However, it's neither accurate nor fair to take the policies of 
one particular integrator and set them up as being representative of "linux" 
as a whole.  Other distros (not to mention Linus himself) have more lenient 
policies --e.g. OpenSuSE.  That's precisely why multiple distros exist -- 
different things are important to different people.


| Frederick F. Gleason, Jr. |               Chief Developer               |
|                           |               Paravel Systems               |
| As soon as we started programming, we found to our surprise that it     |
| wasn't as easy to get programs right as we had thought.  Debugging had  |
| to be discovered.  I can remember the exact instant when I realized     |
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