> the problem is: i install one app, install another app,
You mean: in the best case, only one of them is putting out
sound :) .
> you can port open source apps to audio, and blame
To be honest, they shouldn't support ALSA, they should better
support the non existing common unix audio layer.
> but u still need to struggle around with alsa
Yep. And normal users are not able to do so.
> the problem is that it doesn't work out of the box
Yeah, that's my idea. I for mysels can deal with the current
status, but I have the common user in mind.
And in fact, if we had a common audio layer, this doesn't
steal you the possibility to tweak every system aspect