On Mon, Nov 30, 2009 at 02:09:47PM +0100, Karl Hammar wrote:
This came out of the frequent questions like, "Which USB2.0 audio interfaces work with Linux?". The answer, of course, is "None of them". And Firewire ports are becoming more scarce on new laptops.
My question came out of worry that we could be left with a situation where no pro-quality, affordable (i.e. comparable in cost to USB2.0 interfaces), multi-channel audio interfaces are available for Linux users anymore. So, in a few years, goodbye Linux audio, hello Windoze or OSX if you have a new laptop.
I guess that's my main, perhaps my only concern. From there we ended up with the idea of an Ethernet-based interface, which will be a cool project, and an open/free hardware design. I'm very happy to see it moving forward, and will be very curious to see how it turns out.
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