Removal of unused audio drivers

Vit Hrachovy vit.hrachovy at
Thu Apr 12 06:01:43 CDT 2007

Maarten Lankhorst wrote:
> There are 5 different audio drivers for linux, I think this is a bit
> overkill, so I propose to remove the esd and nas drivers, I don't think
> anyone uses esd, especially that since for that task alsa can be used
> now since dmix addon.
> I'm not sure what nas is for, but it seems to be 'network audio system',
> I haven't seen any use for it, except that it causes a 30 seconds
> slowdown at showing 'audio' tab in winecfg. I don't think anyone uses it.
> For esd I think it's best to remove, for nas I'm also for remove, but
> I'll settle for removing it from winecfg list same way as winearts was
> disabled for a while.
> What are your thoughts about this?
> Maarten

Hi Maarten,
I'm using esd actively. There are some audiocard drivers OSS provide and 
ALSA don't.

I haven't used NAS at all and the winecfg delay annoys me too.

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