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Re: [GSoC] GNU/Hurd Sound Support

From: olafBuddenhagen
Subject: Re: [GSoC] GNU/Hurd Sound Support
Date: Wed, 2 Apr 2008 00:42:21 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.17+20080114 (2008-01-14)


On Tue, Apr 01, 2008 at 05:04:41PM +0200, Richard Braun wrote:
> On Tue, Apr 01, 2008 at 03:15:02PM +0200, Mohammed Gamal wrote:

> > I am familiar with the Linux kernel, although on a basic "big
> > picture" level, and I am also familiar with its device driver
> > subsystem. However the whole point of GSoC is to develop one's
> > skills by getting involved in the FOSS community, so I really don't
> > mind learning a lot of things, the question is whether it'd be
> > feasible to learn and acquire the skills needed for this project in
> > the scope of GSoC?
> Honestly, I doubt it. Keep in mind that the project must be in a
> working state by the end of August. This means that you must acquire
> the knowledge and thinking required to develop in Mach and the Hurd,
> and also take some time to write down the detailed design,

Well, stesie did the PCMCIA implementation in a similar timeframe IIRC,
having no previous Hurd knowledge, and I'd say that the task is roughly
comparable? (I may be wrong of course.)

So I think it *is* possible -- at least for some people. The question is
whether it's possible for *him* :-)

> including the kernel/userspace interface (we probably won't support
> anything like ALSA).

When using glue code with foreign drivers, isn't the interface pretty
much fixed by that?...


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