ANNOUNCE: HEAD is open for development again

Michael Nottebrock michaelnottebrock at
Sat Aug 14 00:26:21 BST 2004

On Friday 13 August 2004 23:37, Charles Samuels wrote:

> Let me try again:
> Ideally 90% of our users (Linux) would get their audio mixed by the kernel
> (so they'd get the lower cpu usage, less latency, and compatibility with
> other apps).  The other 10% would get some stupid soundserver to do the
> mixing.

I'd much rather like 100% of the users getting something that won't 
effectively make non-Linux unsupported AND does not suck. I'm not sure 100% 
of the Linux users would like KDE suddenly being dependent on ALSA's 
api/abi-'stability' either.

Why is low latency important for mixing two system notifications sounds 
together anyway? Last time I looked even Windows did not use ASIO to play 

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