Re: New FreeBSD port ALSA to JACK MIDI, a2jmidid

From: Florian Walpen <>
Date: Wed, 02 Mar 2022 10:58:49 UTC
On Wednesday, March 2, 2022 9:09:39 AM CET Hans Petter Selasky wrote:
> I'm wondering if it would be better to integrate JACK support straight
> into alsa-seq-server . But then there might be some problems starting
> and stopping jackd. Or I need to have a thread to wait for jackd to startup.
> --HPS

Isn't alsa-seq-server meant to be run as root / RC service?
AFAIK JACK clients and server have to be run by the same user.

Also it might be a bit confusing with audio/jack optionally depending on 
audio/alsa-lib and alsa-seq-server on audio/jack...

From a user perspective, having ALSA MIDI support directly in JACK would be 
preferable, I think. I'll have a look into that, probably next weekend. Did 
you see any major problems there?

Apart from that, I'm not opposed to any solution that works. With jack_umidi, 
alsa-seq-server and a2jmidid we already have some options, which is nice.