Minutes September 22 2010

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Jeff Licquia (LF), Russ Herrold (Owl River), Robert Schweikert (Novell), Jiri Dluhos (Novell), Stew Benedict (LF)


  • ALSA status. Is it ready for LSB 4.1?


Jeff: Will focus on alsa mostly today
Jeff: First an update on the infrastructure work. Have been working on building 4.0 with buildbot. Some issues with builds that have dependencies, issues with locking. Still need to work this out. Worst case we have separate build slaves for the builds with deps.
Russ: If you use a pristine chroot to build, a lot of these problems go away.
Jeff: The problem is with the master, but maybe we can change the way the locking is setup
Russ: For distro building, things have changes over time, but using a pristine chroot seems to be the current practice.
Jeff: ALSA - 7 open bugs mentioning ALSA. First interesting one is http://bugs.linuxbase.org/show_bug.cgi?id=2879 - include private alsa symbols like __snd_pcm_*. From reading the info in the bug, it sounds like we don't need these.
Jeff: next is http://bugs.linuxbase.org/show_bug.cgi?id=2969 - include snd_pcm_hw_params_alloca - depends on alloca, which we don't want to add.
Jeff: Does anyone feel that ALSA is in a state not to be added to 4.1?
Russ: The fact that it adds more burden of things to be installed to make a compliant system, on a system that may not need sound support.
Robert: This is the modularization problem, not specific to ALSA

more discussion, didn't get it all down

Jeff: So, aside from the modularization issue, does anyone see any issues that would block adding ALSA for 4.1?

no objections

Jeff: OK, so assuming we can wrap up some of these other bugs, getting support in dist-checker for instance. We'll plan to include it in 4.1

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