OpenJDK 6 build 12 source posted (directaudio/alsa backend)
Joseph D. Darcy
Joe.Darcy at Sun.COM
Mon Sep 22 12:54:54 PDT 2008
Mark Wielaard wrote:
> Hi Joe,
> Although not in your changelogs, I saw you also included two of my fixes
> for the ALSA directaudio backend which I posted back in May on
> sound-dev, and which are included in icedtea already.
> - The sloppy open/close patch:
> - The ALSA native lock patch:
> Although it makes some applets that use some primitive sound output work
> better I never got a real response. Did you get someone from the sound
> team to look at these patches? They do seem to work for me and the few
> test users of those applets, but a full review by one of the sound
> engineers would be appreciated. They don't seem to be in the JDK7 tree.
No; the patches were not explicitly reviewed; Alex, please take a look
Neither Gervill nor your patches have yet been incorporated into JDK 7.
> Karl did correctly pointed out back then that we just need a better/new
> sound backend. I do hope in time the pulseaudio backend that Ioana and
> Omair are working on will be that backend.
I don't have any technical background to speak of in sound, so I'll let
others weigh in on evaluating any new backends.
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