On Mon, 2004-11-29 at 21:57, Fernando Lopez-Lezcano wrote:
What if there's nothing else you can buy? Which very much seems to be
the situation with linux audio (expect egosys) in the next 2 years or so
when all already supported cards will be discontinued. The future seems
to be firewire. Presonus, mackie, apogee, maudio, echo, TC, edirol,
digidesign, motu, terratec, metric halo, egosys, tascam,
Now let's *guess* who of those companies will provide specs. ;)
Seems like not even M-Audio will, according to Pieters information. RME,
long time specs provider, said clear NO.
Guys, please, don't be naive(no offense intended of course), we're
pretty much f*cked if we don't do somehting about it. Let's not act like
a sleeping beauty dreaming of hw manufacturer's openness "one day".
The worst nightmare for every company is unsatisfied customer, the more
the better chance to achieve *something*.
> ask the vendor
I think i asked politely the first time. I don't think i got a polite
answer(which isn't necessarily YES in this case ;).
> If the vendor still decides to not support it then buy
No i absolutely don't think so. I don't think i ever will. Treating
companies kindly when they don't offer what they already should is just
boosting their egos so that they can show you their finger next time you
need something. It happens always.
In better cases, they just don't do anything unless they see a few
hundred people waving their hands saying 'HELLO', which is
understandable. In any case it's *important* for us to do so.