Here's a proposal for what version of ALSA we deliver with our kernel:
Fedora 7 will stay with the version it has, 1.0.14, which is being
maintained with stable patches by the ALSA team.
Fedora 8 will stay with 1.0.15 and only merge carefully selected bug fixes
from upstream ALSA.
Fedora 9 / devel will track upstream ALSA development so we can shake out
bugs as soon as possible. This can be done by carrying the git-alsa-mm
patch from the -mm kernel.