Subject: Re: Ideas on the audio framework
To: None <>
From: David Young <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 12/06/2004 21:01:06
On Mon, Dec 06, 2004 at 11:30:20AM +0200, Jukka Marin wrote:
> On Fri, Dec 03, 2004 at 11:36:18PM +0900, TAMURA Kent wrote:
> > I'm planning to add the following capabilities to the audio
> > framework:
> >  A. Audio converter pipeline
> >  B. In-kernel audio mixing
> Sounds great.
> I have a suggestion about the userland audio interface: Please change the
> volume adjustment interface so that the audio hardware limitations are
> hidden from userland programs.  If a userland program requests for a volume
> level of 150, let it do that and if it asks for the current setting, return
> 150.  Internally, scale the value to match the actual hardware capabilities.

Please, fix the applications!  A user should not have to "hunt" on a
dial with 256 settings for the 16 settings that matter.  Neither should
a computer program.


David Young             OJC Technologies      Urbana, IL * (217) 278-3933