Try­ing to get some more soundsys­tem relat­ed progress

I start­ed a wiki page about improv­ing the soundsys­tem. The idea is sim­i­lar to the wiki page about improv­ing our lin­ux­o­la­tor. It’s a way to tell the peo­ple what is cur­rent­ly avail­able as patch­es (and where), what is bro­ken and needs to be fixed, which improve­ments we like to see and so on. It’s maybe also a good place to list docs for sound­chips. Cur­rent­ly the page about the soundsys­tem is a lit­tle bit low on con­tent. I hope a lot of peo­ple con­tribute with ideas, facts, sug­ges­tions, point­ers to help­ful stuff, (point­ers to) bugs, point­ing out lack of docs and so on (either by mod­i­fy­ing the page, or by mail­ing stuff to multimedia@FreeBSD.org).

With the lin­ux page I was able to gain some momen­tum and sev­er­al peo­ple are already help­ing with patch­es, run­ning tests and so on (even lit­tle help mat­ters). I hope the sound page will show a sim­i­lar ben­e­fit.

So dear read­er, do you play some music some­times? Do you play an instru­ment which can be con­nect­ed to some oth­er stuff (MIDI)? Do you use acrore­ad, skype, or some oth­er lin­ux soft­ware? If yes go to the wiki pages and read them please. When you’re fin­ished please donate 5 – 10 min­utes (I don’t mind if you sep­nd more) of your time and try to tell us at multimedia@FreeBSD.org or emulation@FreeBSD.org about stuff you think could be lis­tet there (instead of smok­ing a cig­a­rette, argue­ing about bad behav­ior of peo­ple around you, or sim­i­lar neg­a­tive stuff). Thanks in advance and trust me, you will earn good kar­ma when you do this!

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SoC 2006 fin­ished (sound project com­mit­ted)

I com­mit­ted the stuff from the sound project just a few min­utes ago. So the SoC 2006 has offi­cial­ly end­ed for me (I just wait for the T‑Shirt now… 🙂 ).

This does­n’t mean I don’t care about the stuff any­more. I will com­mit fix­es in case prob­lems show up and I’m also respon­si­ble in case my ex-mentees have ques­tions or patch­es. It’s just that the offi­cial part is done now.

Hap­py bughunt­ing to all.

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A week­end with lin­ux tests

I did spend the week­end with var­i­ous test of the lin­ux­o­la­tor.

First test­ing the remain­ing patch­es from the SoC from Roman with realplay­er and acrore­ad. The patch­es changed noth­ing in the tests, but they fixed some bugs nevert­less.

After that I com­mit­ted some stuff from sub­mis­sions (aio from Intron and SO_PEERCRED from Marcin Cies­lak) to p4 (avail­able as diffs, fol­low the URL below).

The remain­ing time was spend with the Lin­ux Test Project test­suite (this stuff is great to have, any­one out there with inter­est in adopt­ing the tests for our regres­sion test suite?). The result can be seen at the wiki. There I list­ed which tests pass and which fail, list some open PRs with com­ments and there’s a TODO list. Marcin already fixed a bug which result­ed in a lot of fail­ures but only because it affect­ed the cleanup phase of a lot of tests (the cur­rent list reflects the sta­tus with his patch applied to cur­rent).

Inter­est­ed par­ties are wel­come to help out with fixing/categorizing the real fail­ures.

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