Haven't been working much but the emu10k1 mixer GUI has progressed a bit. I'm starting to get more confortable with GTK, which helps, but it is still ugly as hell. The artist in me is long dead.
As for the driver, implemented mmap() of the record buffer and done some bug fixing and cleanup. Also took the time to learn a bit more about linux memory management and memory maping.
I'm considering doing a rewrite of the sound driver just to see if I can reduce the amount of locking that is currently needed. The idea was inspired mainly by the sound drivers written by Jeff Garzik (which have little to no locking). This will probably remain as a private project until I can proof it is worth it (probably never). What I need to find is a way to measure the driver performance quantitatively.
I've have accepted the job in France (near Nice) and will start on the 13th November. I'll be working in Conexant Inc. developing linux drivers for their hardware. More details later.
Went to see an Apocalyptica concert. For those who don't know them they are a Finish group composed of four cello players, they are also a heavy metal band, doing covers of groups like Metallica, Sepultura and Slayer besides their original compositions. I'm not a big heavy metal fan but this concert was excellent. Have to get their latest album.