Back at work on the ossaudiodev docs for a few minutes.
Great! I wonder if you have any thoughts on why running test_ossaudiodev hangs when run on Linux Red Hat 7.3? I'm currently using a 2.4.18-24.7.x kernel. I have no idea what other info would be useful to debug this.
Regarding the changes you propose, I was going to vote +1 on all, but I realize I'm not a user so my vote should only count as epsilon.
--Guido van Rossum (home page: http://www.python.org/~guido/)