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Re: [Xen-devel] PV Audio GSoC Project

To: James Harper <james.harper@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [Xen-devel] PV Audio GSoC Project
From: Konrad Rzeszutek Wilk <konrad.wilk@xxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 5 May 2011 10:00:16 -0400
Cc: xen-devel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, George Boutsioukis <gboutsioukis@xxxxxxxxx>
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On Thu, May 05, 2011 at 10:36:16PM +1000, James Harper wrote:
> > 
> > Hello, my name is George Boutsioukis and I'm a student at the
> > Aristotle University in Greece. I submitted a GSoC proposal for
> > implementing Paravirtualized Audio to Xen and this summer I will be
> > working on this under the mentorship of Konrad Rzeszutek Wilk. This
> > will be either a split-driver with an ALSA interface to the guest or
> > an interdomain communication layer for PulseAudio; we are currently
> > weighing these two options, but the latter looks better right now.
> > 
> > This is a very brief description of the project, but if anyone is
> > interested in getting more details about this feel free to ask. Keep
> > in mind though that we are still at a very early stage.
> > 
> > Any comments or suggestions regarding this project are more than
> > welcome of course.
> > 
> Is windows compatibility part of the scope of your project? I don't mean
> a windows implementation, just making sure that the interface you
> develop isn't going to painful to interface to Windows at some future

Are there any documents on what the audio subsystem is and expects in Windows?

> time. I find some frustrations in the existing interfaces (block,
> network) in that they were written with Linux in mind and can be a
> little painful to interface to Linux.
> James
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