[LAU] A survey if you don't mind - results

Will Godfrey willgodfrey at musically.me.uk
Sat Oct 25 15:55:16 UTC 2014

OK final results. I've had to make the following adjustments to the figures.

One respondent entered 'both' in the 'other' category so I've subtracted them
from that and added them in the 'either' group.

Another respondent gave hardware names for both source and destination, so I
think they rather missed the point, and I took them out of the totals.

In order to then get a nice easy figure of 100, I asked a friend who hadn't
taken part, and he came down firmly in the 'either' camp.

There was a non respondent on the MIDI question so I've lumped them in with the
'other' crowd as a 'no MIDI'.

So we have:

ALSA    6%
JACK   74%
Either 18%
Other   2% (both referring to Alsa, Jack and Pulse)

ALSA   23%
JACK   26%
Either 44%
Other   7% ( 6 didn't use MIDI and the 7th mentioned a2j)

From this I think we can conclude that direct use of ALSA is far from dead yet,
and for MIDI it's neck and neck with jack. I hope this will be useful to all
the Linux audio devs out there.

If I can remember, I might try this again in a years time.

Will J Godfrey
Say you have a poem and I have a tune.
Exchange them and we can both have a poem, a tune, and a song.

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