December 14, 2004
NetBSD: Ideas on Audio Framework
Tamura Kent formally unveils his plans to add new functionality to NetBSD's audio framework (audio(9) and audio(4)) - specifically, the addition of an audio converter pipeline and in-kernel mixing. These additions along with audio device cloning would make it possible to natively support hardware mixing without the use of a software based soundserver. However, Kent's initial plans are to support software mixing first, with hardware supported mixing being considered a "nice-to-have".