Posted by: Anonymous Coward
on December 15, 2006 06:44 AM
That is right, it needs a single consistent API. I don't know so much about sound and stuff, but maybe OpenAL could be used?
It would be good with a low-latency sound thing with high-precision for studio-line quality stuff. Low-latency is very important in audio recording and music composing and such stuff.
And about DRM, NO! I don't want my computer crippled with DRM! Hell no! That piss me off!
About package management, yes that is very important too. Actually even more important. Linux weakness is its lack of standards. Would be awesome if you made one package, and it worked on pretty much all distributions. The package needs to be able to contain some metadata for name, version, release data, license, dependencies, etc. And be digitally signed and be able to cryptographically be verified. Maybe Plan9 can come up with some good idea for this.