Ok, so every body is complaining about the new driver design. It's true I broke compatibility with some user space utilities but my intentions are good :). I'm now working on better support for changing control gprs, changing patches names and add proper locking to the whole thing. The last item is a problem since the dsp code only makes sense as a whole but I allow it to be modified piece by piece... For your safety use only approved tools!!
On the positive side Jeff Garzik wrote me a "thank you" e-mail regarding my oss-test utility. Nice :)
The trip to France went Ok. There were some flight delays (coming and going) and I ended up staying only about 4 hours in France but the interview went Ok. Interesting to learn how a big company sees linux, patents, IP, open source, ... Not all good, of course, but I'm optimistic (yes, I'm a sell out :)