Removal of unused audio drivers

Christoph Frick frick at
Thu Apr 12 06:58:59 CDT 2007

On Thu, Apr 12, 2007 at 10:02:31AM +0200, 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?

why do you compile the drivers in - or why do have the files around for
them? my audio dialog just shows oss and alsa; the others get dropped at
compile time. also there might be other platforms that have to use those
audio drivers - why drop something that works?

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