Subject: Re: dev/audiobell.c proposal
To: matthew green <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Perry E. Metzger <email@example.com>
Date: 01/11/2004 12:43:58
matthew green <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> well, no. keep the software audio mixer *in userland* . if a device
> supports multiple inputs (ie, has a real hardware mixer), then we should
> allow multiple writes to it - some devices already allow this my attaching
> multiple instances of /dev/audioN.
I think that this only leads to confusion. Some devices allow multiple
opens, some don't, and software can't rely on the behavior.
Also the gnome and kde mixer daemons are crappy.