[LAU] A survey if you don't mind - results
robin at gareus.org
Sat Oct 25 16:26:10 UTC 2014
On 10/25/2014 05:55 PM, Will Godfrey wrote:
> OK final results. I've had to make the following adjustments to the figures.
> 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)
How many votes have there been in total? Is it a significant part of the
community that does not correlate with Applications? (eg qtractor has no
jack-midi support, or ardour3 only jack-midi support, skype on linux
only offers pulseaudio)
General the choice of API is not made by the user, but dictated by the
application(s) a user uses. Hence I don't see how this survey is
meaningful by itself. Still interesting though.
> From this I think we can conclude that direct use of ALSA is far from
> dead yet
You can not *conclude* that just from the results presented. That's not
how statistics works, but well, it's good enough for the marketing dept.
> If I can remember, I might try this again in a years time.
If so, the please consider leaving the survey run longer. At least a
week, best a month.
I just read your call for participation only to find this result email a
bit further down in my Inbox. Though that's my fault for not keeping up
LAU on a on day-by-day basis.
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