[LAD] ALSA doumentation

Fred Gleason fredg at paravelsystems.com
Sun Nov 16 02:34:25 UTC 2008

On Saturday 15 November 2008 09:13:33 pm Jack O'Quin wrote:
> Most applications should use some simpler
> interface like JACK or PulseAudio.  

Or OSS or PortAudio or [insert-favorite-framework-here].  They all have their 

> The low-level driver interface 
> should expose the full capabilities of the audio hardware for more
> complex control purposes.

Yes, which is why I think ALSA is most appropriately characterized as a 'HAL' 
(Hardware Abstraction Layer).  Now if we could just get the bits and pieces 
documented properly...  :)


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