[clug] /dev/snd permissions

Kevin Pulo kev at pulo.com.au
Mon Jul 5 20:57:19 MDT 2010

On Mon, Jul 05, 2010 at 07:53:58PM +1000, Daniel Pittman wrote:

> Eyal Lebedinsky <eyal at eyal.emu.id.au> writes:
> > I do appreciate that this is a real, difficult, problem. We need to move
> > away from the plethora of config files towards a more portable way of
> > describing what a user wants/needs and allow each package to use this as it
> > needs.

What, like the Windows Registry?  I'm not sure mashing everything
together is a solution to this problem...

> Then, a little later they throw it all away in favour of the next shiny! new!
> wonderful! thing! ??? and, hello, devfs reninvented on a ramfs so we don't have
> to use udev during system boot any more.
> It would be nice if they could just get it right *before* it got released to a
> million desktops, rather than afterwards.

Unfortunately, the only way to get to the Third System is to build the
First and Second [1].  The real trouble, though, is that there's no
guarantee of just one Second System, sometimes it takes several.  :(


[1] "The UNIX Philosophy" by Mike Gancarz.

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