[linux-audio-user] RME hammerfall DSP Multiface: SOLVED :-)

Patrick Shirkey pshirkey at boosthardware.com
Wed Sep 10 02:42:01 EDT 2003

Daniel James wrote:
>>It looks to me like a good place to put this info is in the "user
>>notes" attached to the ALSA sound card matrix:
>>There is also a WIKI for ALSA soundcard HOWTOs at
>>http://alsa.opensrc.org/index.php?page=AlsaOpensrcOrg but it looks
>>to me like it is less active recently.
> Both of these are out of date. I tried to submit updates to the ALSA 
> matrix, but it appears to be unmaintained. The SuSE hardware database 
> is no better - I was surprised to see this was also out of date, 
> given that SuSE is offering a commercial distribution based on ALSA.

The matrix is not unmaintained. I lost my main workstation a couple of 
months ago and have been trying to get it back since. It is not an easy 
task or cheap and I haven't the space on this machine or the inclination 
to install apache and mysql.

Unfortunately that is how it goes when people volunteer to help on a 
large project like the alsa website.

If I was paid and had someone else to maintain my gear then there 
wouldn't be a problem.

 > I'm afraid it doesn't reflect very well on the LAU community that all
 > these docs are out of date. I know it's a boring job, but it's so
 > important to have reliable hardware compatibility information. Is
 > there no way we could combine the best parts of the matrix and the
 > wiki to make a new, definitive and official document?

The alsa website is the definitive document. If you find stuff in the 
wiki that you think should be in the website you can submit it. But 
until I get a new video card and rescue all the info on my failed HDD it 
won't be incorporated into the site.

Hopefully I haven't lost everything that people submitted to me before 
the crash. Currently the prognosis is grim though.

On top of all that I also have to recode the backend as Jaroslav 
recently upgraded to php4.

Plus I'm having more fun making music at the moment.

It took me at least a year to get it to where it is now. I am not going 
to ditch that effort, just out of action for a while.

Patrick Shirkey - Boost Hardware Ltd.
Http://www.djcj.org - The Linux Audio Users guide

Being on stage with the band in front of crowds shouting, "Get off! No!
We want normal music!", I think that was more like acting than anything
I've ever done.

Goldie, 8 Nov, 2002
The Scotsman

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