libaio is meant to solve the problem of differing digital audio platforms once and for all. JACK is unnecessarily complex for most applications, and while libao's support for file output is cool, it limits what the API can do and is therefore inadequate for any kind of real time application. libaio provides a clean application interface and a simple compile-time driver switching decision, yielding a lightweight way to use the local sound hardware without having to care what it is.
Release Notes: Automatic period size detection was added along with many bugfixes and some API cleanups.
Release Notes: This is an initial pre-alpha release. An ALSA driver has been implemented. A pair of testing tools (mpaio, aio-ao) were also implemented.