Wine sound discussion summary

Francois Gouget fgouget at
Mon Dec 7 19:55:38 CST 2009

On Mon, 7 Dec 2009, Robert Reif wrote:
> Can we drop all current audio drivers now that don't have midi? 
> Any driver that doesn't implement the complete winmm API and
> direct sound shouldn't be in the current tree anyway.

I don't see why drivers that don't support MIDI should be dropped. Lack 
of MIDI support does not hamper games, media players and email arrival 
notifiers. So a driver without MIDI support is still useful for a good 
90% of the applications out there.

As for not implementing the 'complete winmm API' I'm not sure what you 
mean. Also, as far as I know, DirectSound works on top of all our 
backend drivers.

Francois Gouget <fgouget at>    
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