This news is coming a few days late, but the ALSA project
has quietly released ALSA 1.0.18a as a minor update to its collection of sound drivers for Linux. This isn't a major update but a collection of updates on top of ALSA 1.0.18 final
. Among the changes are build fixes against the Linux 2.6.28 kernel
, support for new ASICs, Intel HDMI audio support
, and new ASICs being supported by various drivers/codecs. This ALSA release does not incorporate Creative's open-source X-Fi driver
or any other Sound Blaster X-Fi
sound card support.
The change-log between ALSA 1.0.18 and 1.0.18a is available here
. Only the ALSA driver set has received this "a" postfix with no updates to the libraries, utilities, tools, or plug-ins for the Advanced Linux Sound Architecture.