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Tux Machines (TM)-specific
ALSA, the Advanced Linux Sound Architecture, last saw a major update in February of 2011. That changed this morning when ALSA 1.0.25 was released, which is a big feature release.
There's hundreds of changes making up the changes in ALSA 1.0.25 for its drivers and libraries, but below are some of the noteworthy items when I was scanning through the massive change-log found on the ALSA Project Wiki. (You'll just want to check the change-log for the hardware that's relevant to you.)
- The ALSA driver sound core now builds against the newer Linux 3.x kernels. On the matter of maintenance, the support for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.1 was also addressed with a compilation fix.