[linux-audio-dev] Fwd: CSL Motivation (fwd)

Tim Jansen ml at tjansen.de
Tue Feb 25 18:17:15 GMT 2003

On Tuesday 25 February 2003 18:48, Kai Vehmanen wrote:
> CSL is proposed primarily as a wrapper layer around existing APIs. as
> such, it seems to me to have no particular merits over PortAudio,
> which has the distinct advantages of (1) existing (2) working on many
> platforms already and (3) using well-developed abstractions. CSL was

The advantage of PortAudio that I can see is that it already has device 
abstractions that CSL lacks (in CSL 0.2.0 you can only select the device 
using environment variables, but the user can't browse and select them).

Disadvantage is that it doesn't support arts at this point.


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