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!