Spent about half an hour writing an entry only to lose it after my linux 2.2.16 box locked up. I have now upgraded to 2.2.17 and so far haven't experienced the same problem. It seemed to occur when I ran out of physical memory.
I received an email from Errol Smith asking for comments on an article about constant power panning that he had drafted for the LGDC. The problem with normal, linear panning is that sounds that have their panning in the center sound quiter than sounds that are set to either left or right. I hadn't been aware of the problem and I'll try and fix up PenguinSound to correct the problem.