Re: New FreeBSD port ALSA to JACK MIDI, a2jmidid

From: Hans Petter Selasky <>
Date: Wed, 02 Mar 2022 11:02:26 UTC
On 3/2/22 11:58, Florian Walpen wrote:
> 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.

That's correct, and that is an issue!

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

You for sure have a point.

>>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?

Some patches are needed in Jack2, to have OSS AUDIO backend with ALSA 
MIDI. Help is appreciated!

> 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.