Does anyone compose music using any of the ports fromthe/ports/audio collection in FreeBSD?

Michael Nottebrock michaelnottebrock at
Tue Jul 13 09:03:31 PDT 2004

On Tuesday 13 July 2004 17:31, Axel Auweter wrote:

> AFAIK it has already been discussed that porting ALSA to FreeBSD seems 
> to be nearly impossible.

Dev Mazumar of 4Front Tech wrote here some time ago they had/were working on 
an alsa emulation in (commercial) OSS. Perhaps he can comment on the status 
of it right now (and if it's going to be available in the FreeBSD versions of 

> Does anybody know, whether there are any plans or ongoing projects to
> create a better sound architecture for FreeBSD than OSS?

It's rather a question of making applications support !ALSA or at least some 
middleware. Inventing yet another API and replacing OSS with it will not 
produce application support out of thin air (but instead would leave FreeBSD 
without any application support at all).

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