[hcflinux-announce] New riptide-0.4mbsibeta02101000 linux driver release

Marc Boucher marc at mbsi.ca
Fri Oct 11 03:38:49 EDT 2002


A new experimental version of the open-source Conexant (Rockwell) RipTide
Audio/Communication Controller driver for Linux is now available from


This release provides pre-compiled binaries for RedHat 8.0 and
Mandrake 9.0. An important bug has also been fixed.
Keep in mind however that the driver is still very preliminary.

Nonetheless we recommend that all users of the previous version upgrade.

A detailed list of changes is available below.

Please report any new or persisting problems.


PS: Archived copies of previous releases are available via a link
located at the bottom of the main download page.

Thu Oct 10 2002 Marc Boucher <marc at mbsi.ca>
	* Released riptide-0.4mbsibeta02101000.

Thu Oct 10 2002 Marc Boucher <marc at mbsi.ca>
	* makefile: added RedHat 8.0 linux-2.4.18-14 kernel.
	* makefile: added Mandrake 9.0 linux-2.4.19-16mdk kernel and
	removed obsolete SuSE 2.4.4-4GB kernel.
	* modules/kernelcompiler.sh: added gcc-2.96 (for Mandrake 9) and
	RPM_BUILD_ROOT support.

Sun Sep 29 2002 Marc Boucher <marc at mbsi.ca>
	* makefile: tardist: changed way tar.gz files are generated to
	avoid gzip "decompression OK, trailing garbage ignored" messages.

Wed Sep 18 2002 Marc Boucher <marc at mbsi.ca>
	* rt_hw.c:RipTideCreateChannel(): initialize pChannelInfo->sgdList
	to NULL. (Thanks to nokos at gmx.net for this fix)

Sun Sep 01 2002 Marc Boucher <marc at mbsi.ca>
	* Released riptide-0.4mbsibeta02090100.

Sun Sep 01 2002 Marc Boucher <marc at mbsi.ca>
	* modules/riptidem.c: rt_poll(): finally implemented! Debug msgs gone.
	Driver should now work with desktop audio daemons, such as KDE's artsd.
	* modules/riptidem.c: rt_read_dsp(), rt_write_dsp(): don't sleep if
	* scripts/ripconfig.in: added extra /etc/modules.conf aliases for
	automatic devfs module loading.
	* makefile: added Mandrake 2.4.18-8.1mdk kernel.
	* makefile: added RedHat 2.4.9-34, 2.4.18-5, and 2.4.18-10 kernels.
	* Added modules/kernelcompiler.sh, a small script which tries
	to guess which compiler should be used to build kernel modules.
	* modules/common.mak: use kernelcompiler.sh to determine default CC
	* modules/common.mak, INSTALL: added notes about KERNELSRC for
	Debian 3.0 users.

Wed Jun 12 2002 Marc Boucher <marc at mbsi.ca>
	* Released riptide-0.3mbsibeta02061200.

Wed Jun 12 2002 Marc Boucher <marc at mbsi.ca>
	* scripts/ripconfig.in: dynamically allocate sound-slot-N alias names.
	* modules/rt_mdl.c: do not request_region() for hwIOSynth as it
	conflicts with opl3 module.
	* modules/: silenced some debugging messages.

Tue Jun 11 2002 Marc Boucher <marc at mbsi.ca>
	* Initial beta version (riptide-0.3mbsibeta02061100).

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