Alexander Leidinger

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Sep
30

VIA Envy24HT dri­ver committed

Finally I used some free time to com­mit the VIA Envy24HT dri­ver of Kon­stan­tin Dim­itrov to -cur­rent. He told me it sup­ports some sound­cards which ALSA doesn’t sup­port. Nice! :-)

Please test and say “Thank you!” to him.

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Sep
24

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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Sep
23

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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Sep
10

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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