semi-obsolete audio drivers

Joerg-Cyril.Hoehle at Joerg-Cyril.Hoehle at
Wed Mar 30 06:11:44 CDT 2011


you may have noticed that I've always sent patches for the 3 audio drivers
that I consider current and mostly up to date:
 + winealsa
 + wineoss
 + winecoreaudio
and never for one of the other ones which I consider obsolete.
 - winejack
 - wineesd
 - winenas

Sometimes I've been wondering whether I should include and take care of
winejack too, although I've neither the jack development package nor
do I know or use any software that uses Jack.

As for the others, I really consider them obsolete and never look at them.
This is not entirely satisfactory, as I've been blaming (in thoughts) the one
or other developer who in the past fixed a bug in one of the drivers without
fixing the same bug in the other ones... Code continues to diverge...

What do you think?
 - Why did people submit patches to one driver only when a short glance
   shows that the same bug is in the other cloned drivers too?
 - Is WineJack "current" and worth some effort?
 - Let the others continue to decay?
 - Remove them from git?

Please don't shout for maintenance by others too early:
how much time do *you* invest in making Wine better?

 Jörg Höhle

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