is it correct, that the following point patches for RME are not necessary with the latest updates of the RME device packages (RME 4.1.1) ?
I assume so because there are newer packages available in the regular download area as they are integrated by the patches.
We call our quarterly device support updates IDUs (Incremental Device support Updates). IDUs come in one of two forms depending on the application. For RME and CS, they arei n the form of modular packages (device packages for RME and an MDF package for CS). For Campus and DFM, which do not support modular device packages, we ship Service Packs. The advantage of that approach is that we can slip in bug fixes along with device support.
As the number of bugs increase, we also release bundle service packs (like we did for LMS 2.6). These usually coincide with an IDU, but instead of releasing device packages for RME and CS, we release an SP which also contains bug fixes.