[Mageia-dev] OSS sound support

Thierry Vignaud thierry.vignaud at gmail.com
Mon Oct 10 12:02:55 CEST 2011

On 10 October 2011 11:20, Guillaume Rousse <guillomovitch at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>>> If you want to use OSS apps with PulseAudio, please install "ossp"
>>>>> package which I've also just submitted.
>>>>> I think ultimately we'll disable ALSA OSS emulation completely and use
>>>>> ossp in both PA and non-PA modes but I hear that the non-PA usage isn't
>>>>> quite as nice, so I'm holding off doing this just yet.
>>>> then task-pa should suggests ossp...
>>> I'm undecided about this. I'm not sure if the default setup should
>>> include OSS sound support or not. Perhaps it would be better left as
>>> something that users install if they need it.
>> We'd support for OSS, I don't see any reason to drop that support
>> gratuitously
> Just for curiosity, where is OSS support needed nowadays ? Quake and co ?

Last time I checked  (6 monthes ago), yes some old quake[12] games.

Historically, we also have (had?) cases of apps not supporting alsa,
or not supporting alsa new api (1.0.9+ ?), ...

OSS support doesn't cost anything to us, so I see no reason to not
enable us by default like we do for years.

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