About: ALSA (Advanced Linux Sound Architecture) - Library.
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Advanced Linux Sound Architecture (ALSA) project

Build alsa-lib

The alsa-lib is a library to interface with ALSA in the Linux kernel and virtual devices using a plugin system.

The up-to-date reference generated from sources can be accessed here:

You may give a look for more information about the ALSA project to URL

Submitting patches

The preferred way to submit patches is by sending them by email to the alsa-devel mailing list. Sending mail to the list requires subscription, subscribe here:

Add Takashi Iwai <> and/or Jaroslav Kysela <> to Cc so that your patch won't be missed.

Patches are also accepted as GitHub pull requests.