Ryan's blog update simply notes that a new release of SDL 1.2 is coming soon. This new SDL release is going to bring its use of ALSA by default over OSS and also has rewritten PulseAudio code. It's unfortunate that no other news was passed along. He is also supposed to be working on the Aquaria Linux game port and potentially America's Army 3.
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