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    Phoronix: Chrome 27 Beta: ~5% Faster, New HTML5 Inputs

    There's some more interesting web-browser related news. Google has pushed out the beta of their Chrome 27 browser and it comes with several new user-facing features...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTM0MzY

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    Still no OSS audio support though, grr. I switched to Opera now, at least until it will be implemented (if ever).

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Nuc!eoN View Post
      Still no OSS audio support though, grr. I switched to Opera now, at least until it will be implemented (if ever).
      Considering OSSv4 was abandoned 6years ago I'm gonna guess you're a FreeBSD user?

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Nuc!eoN View Post
        Still no OSS audio support though, grr.
        Yeah, but I heard 27 was supposed to bring native pulseaudio support. Has anyone tested it out yet?

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        • #5
          Originally posted by fa5hion View Post
          Yeah, but I heard 27 was supposed to bring native pulseaudio support. Has anyone tested it out yet?
          It doesn't already?
          Anyway, Google is developing its own audio server (CRAS) for Chrome OS

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          • #6
            Originally posted by newwen View Post
            It doesn't already?
            Anyway, Google is developing its own audio server (CRAS) for Chrome OS
            Chrome wasn't using pulseaudio directly but through the compatibility layer (alsa) instead. And answering to myself, the new pulseaudio output seems to work fine. The application identifies itself as Chromium in the mixer though.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Ericg View Post
              Considering OSSv4 was abandoned 6years ago I'm gonna guess you're a FreeBSD user?
              OSSv4 does not appear to be abandoned. They did a release last year:

              http://www.opensound.com/forum/viewt...hp?f=19&t=4754

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              • #8
                Originally posted by ryao View Post
                OSSv4 does not appear to be abandoned. They did a release last year:

                http://www.opensound.com/forum/viewt...hp?f=19&t=4754
                Weird... Arch must need to update their packages

                https://www.archlinux.org/packages/c...ty/x86_64/oss/ (look at the name)

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Ericg View Post
                  Weird... Arch must need to update their packages

                  https://www.archlinux.org/packages/c...ty/x86_64/oss/ (look at the name)
                  2007 is not the year but the build number. I use ArchLinux not BSD.

                  Chromium has no OSS support, it only works through ALSA emulation (didn't work for some releases but in 26 it's been fixed).
                  https://code.google.com/p/chromium/i...tail?id=158478
                  https://code.google.com/p/chromium/i...etail?id=19470

                  OSS has the least latency and I don't see no reason to use ALSA or even Pulse (although pulse works also on top of OSS I think). With ALSA my latency was unacceptable.

                  Here are very good articles comparing Linux sound systems:
                  http://insanecoding.blogspot.de/2007...-in-linux.html
                  http://insanecoding.blogspot.de/2009...-so-sorry.html

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Nuc!eoN View Post
                    2007 is not the year but the build number. I use ArchLinux not BSD.

                    Chromium has no OSS support, it only works through ALSA emulation (didn't work for some releases but in 26 it's been fixed).
                    https://code.google.com/p/chromium/i...tail?id=158478
                    https://code.google.com/p/chromium/i...etail?id=19470

                    OSS has the least latency and I don't see no reason to use ALSA or even Pulse (although pulse works also on top of OSS I think). With ALSA my latency was unacceptable.

                    Here are very good articles comparing Linux sound systems:
                    http://insanecoding.blogspot.de/2007...-in-linux.html
                    http://insanecoding.blogspot.de/2009...-so-sorry.html
                    if you're on a desktop I'm sure it works fine but on laptops... OSS still doesn't support suspend or jack detection.
                    Last edited by Ericg; 04-04-2013, 07:24 PM.

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