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Is it ALSA or HelLSA?

So, new kernel on the tree, gentoo-sources-2.6.19 is available for download, yes. And alsa-driver does not build, as 1.0.13 version is incompatible with the new kernel.

And while I already asked jcdutton about this, and said yes we’d get a new rc for ALSA when 2.6.19 will be released, there’s no version currently available to use for our tree.

For now users are forced to use –9999 ebuilds, that are live and thus unsupported, or use the code in the kernel, that seems not to be considered stable enough for a release candidate ….

I’m currently working against time to have a 1.0.14_pre20061130 to give you in the mean time, at least it will be a snapshot and not a live version, but I’m afraid it will be a hell to maintain once again.

Oh and of course hg (mercurial) segfaulted when I tried to update the sources to create the snapshot, on Enterprise. I did the clones with Farragut, but I didn’t like having it segfaulting.. really if you’re going to write an SCM in a scripting language for portability, just write it entirely that way, don’t mix it with C code and break stuff around in all the ways available. This reminds me why I use GIT.

And yes, tonight I was planning plenty of things to do, and all my plans are f*cked up by this ALSA thing… just because I’m again the only one maintaining it, just like PAM. I start to hate this loneliness..

Comments 6
  1. Hi Diego,as a Hg dev, I’d be very interested in your bugreport since we haven’t seen any segfault with mercurial reported since August 2005 (and we’ve got user on Linux *BSD, Solaris and Windows).

  2. Hey, I agree it’s Hellsa. Thanks for working on it for us. I’m one of the herd who will gratefully use it when it is released and I upgrade.

  3. Diego, seriously, thank you for working on this. I use alsa-driver (the builtin version doesn’t like my sound card), and I appreciate your work. One suggestion though: couldn’t you test alsa-driver with rc kernels? It won’t make alsa work, but at least that way you could mark in DEPEND which version of the kernel which version of alsa-driver is compatible with. And people who don’t read your blog will then know that they should wait before upgrading to a new kernel.

  4. Hellsa it is for sure… I switched recently to alsa-drivers because of a treacherous hda-intel integrated card, and I thank you a lot for taking all the pain of it (plus PAM, plus xine, plus …).

  5. Take some free time guy, we can live some days without the last kernel ;)Thanks for all you great job.

  6. Thank you for your ALSA-Support in the portage tree. I had talked with some alsa-devs and they helped me to get sound running on my acer c204tmi. The patch will be inside 1.0.14 final 😀 . Thank you for your work

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