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

Jozef Kosoru zyzstar at uid0.sk
Thu Feb 27 17:21:20 GMT 2003

On Thu, Feb 27, 2003 at 05:21:10PM +0100, Stefan Westerfeld wrote:
> On Tue, Feb 25, 2003 at 07:48:11PM +0200, Kai Vehmanen wrote:
> > Date: Tue, 25 Feb 2003 12:20:22 -0500
> > From: Paul Davis <paul at linuxaudiosystems.com>
> > Reply-To: linux-audio-dev at music.columbia.edu
> > To: linux-audio-dev at music.columbia.edu
> > Subject: Re: [linux-audio-dev] Fwd: CSL Motivation 
> > 
> > >There are discussions on kde-multimedia about
> > >the future of Linux/Unix multimedia (especially sound).
> > >This is one of the most interesting messages.
> > 
> > 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
> CSL also "exists".

Well, AFAIK the current CSL implementation is rather poor. There is
aRts and OSS output only (not even ALSA!) and no pluginable interface

> If you added CSL support to JACK right now, you would never need to bother
> with any of the "sound server guys" like me again, because you could always
> say: "support CSL in your sound server thing, and then JACK will support your
> sound server".
> On the other hand, if you added JACK support to CSL, you could also mix the
> output of all of these "sound servers" into JACK, without endangering your
> latency properties.

The sound server has to support other sound servers. A bit sane, isn't it?

jozef kosoru

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