I’ve just punted all the old ALSA ebuilds from the tree. Tah tah. I thought they needed to be in there for old kernel compatiblity, but it turns out I was wrong. Ah well. The less versions to worry about, the better (from a support point-of-view).
We’re going to look at getting 1.0.20 stable here pretty quickly, and then remove *all* the old versions after that.
Oh, and if you are interested in helping out with ALSA bugs, that’d be nicely appreciated as well.
One other note — I added media-sound/alsa-driver, which is the external modules for the ALSA drivers, into package.mask. The concept is simply to add a hurdle to users wanting to use it, and to make it clear it won’t be landing in stable-ville anytime soon. However, there are no plans to remove it from the tree, either. I know some people like to use it, so there ya go.