[riptide-announce] New riptide-0.4mbsibeta02090100 linux driver release

Marc Boucher marc at mbsi.ca
Mon Sep 2 00:49:51 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 incorporates significant fixes. 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 since the first release in June 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.

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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