[CinCV TNG] Cinelerra-cv online manual - small correction about ALSA

Einar R√ľnkaru einarrunkaru at gmail.com
Sun Sep 24 21:28:00 CEST 2017

On 09/24/2017 05:22 AM, Andrew Randrianasulu wrote:
> I was looking at manual available at
> https://cinelerra-cv.org/docs/split_manual_en/cinelerra_cv_manual_en_toc.html#SEC_Contents
> and found something I think is error:
> "3.2.4 Alsa
> ALSA is the most common sound driver in GNU/Linux 2.6. It supports most of
> soundcards now. It takes advantage of low latency features in GNU/Linux 2.6 to
> get better performance than OSS had in 2.4, but roughly the same performance
> that OSS had in 2.0. Unfortunately ALSA is constantly changing. A program which
> works with it one day may not the next day. New wrappers are being developed on
> top of ALSA. We plan to support them at regular intervals, though not at every
> new release of a new wrapper.
>   ALSA is no longer portable between i386 and x86_64. If an i386 binary tries to
> play back on an x86_64 kernel, it will crash. For this scenario, use OSS"
> I use 32 bit Cinelerra (both GG and -CV) on top of x86-64 kernel, alongside with
> xmms and seamonkey and mplayer - they all  use alsa output and it works fine.
> Also, subtitle editor recommended at section 21.13 Adding subtitles seems to be
> moved, but I can't access its homepage for now, only archived version:
> https://web.archive.org/web/20160406083027/http://home.gna.org:80/subtitleeditor/
> Some info in manual probably obsoleted (like information about tuning/hacking
> 2.4 kernel) - should it be marked as such?

You are right, the manual should be upgraded.

The original manual is in the source tree under doc/. To improve it 
patches can be sent to ML. I am happy to apply. Sooner or later the 
fixes appear to homepage.

We miss the maintainer of documentaion.


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