[wdmaudiodev] Re: Device neutral GFX, the sequel

  • From: Matthew van Eerde <Matthew.van.Eerde@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "wdmaudiodev@xxxxxxxxxxxxx" <wdmaudiodev@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 14 Aug 2014 12:56:42 +0000

Yes, the APO vendor is still beholden to the driver vendor as of Windows 8.1; 
in particular the APO binaries are still certified *en bloc* with the audio 
driver .inf.
From: Robert Bielik<mailto:robert.bielik@xxxxxxxx>
Sent: ‎8/‎13/‎2014 11:52 PM
To: wdmaudiodev@xxxxxxxxxxxxx<mailto:wdmaudiodev@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: [wdmaudiodev] Re: Device neutral GFX, the sequel

Tim Roberts skrev 2014-08-14 08:44:
>> I wonder now if there has been any change in policy, if this can now be done 
>> with a "blessing" from Microsoft ? :)
> There has been no change.  There are now several additional types of APO, but 
> they are all considered to be an extension of the hardware.

Thanks Tim, I kind of figured you'd chip in and say that :)

I mean, the rationale for this not to be allowed is fair, but the business 
opportunities allowing this (restricted by only allowing
WHQL signed APOs f.i.) are huge.

And Frank did say "I ask because it's good for us (MS) to be aware of how 
people are trying to add value to the Windows audio system
so we can consider it in future changes."

So I'd rather hear it from the "horses mouth" ;)


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