Removal of unused audio drivers

Marcus Meissner meissner at
Thu Apr 12 06:54:17 CDT 2007

On Thu, Apr 12, 2007 at 01:01:43PM +0200, Vit Hrachovy wrote:
> 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.
> Regards
> Vit

What has esound (esd) to do with OSS?

Ciao, Marcus

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