Subject: Re: Generic audio driver.
To: Havard Eidnes <>
From: John Brezak <>
List: current-users
Date: 07/26/1994 17:06:48
> > A while ago there was some talk of developing a  hardware independant
> > audio library.  Since my roommate and I are about to embark on a
> > driver for the Windows Sound System (retch) I thought it a good idea
> > to figure out the status of this (if any).
> I have the start of a generic audio pseudo-device driver.  It is a
> transformation of the bsd_audio.c/sb.c drivers in the current system.  I
> did this so that I could start developing a device driver for my own audio
> hardware -- that part has been slow going so far (still trying to get my
> programmed loopback tests to work).  I have not been able to test the
> transformed bsd_audio/sb driver pair, since I do not have a SoundBlaster.
> This driver still basically presents the same interface to the user, i.e.
> basically /dev/audio.  I have some thoughts on how a /dev/audioctl
> interface could be implemented.
> As for libraries and user programs that is uncharted territory for me for
> the time being -- I've thought of a simple play/record pair of tools.
> My changes are available on request -- if you want them contact me before
> friday this week (I'm out travelling right now and will be unavailable
> next week).
> - Havard

I got a copy of a PSS (Cardinal DSP-16) audio driver for the Linux VoxWare.
I want to shape this into a driver in the BSD framework. I'm willing to
send this code to those trying to build a driver for the WSS. I'm also
interested in getting the generic audio driver code.

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