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

4Front Technologies dev at
Thu Jul 15 01:24:48 PDT 2004

On Wed, Jul 14, 2004 at 10:01:30PM +0400, Dmitriy Startsev wrote:

> If I could, I would.  That's just way beyond my skill level, I'm afraid.
> Porting something like ALSA and/or JACK over to FreeBSD would, I'm sure, be 
> a monumental undertaking.  I don't think a single individual could do it on 
> his own.

Jack is already ported to OSS APIs on FreeBSD. Check out:

The author of Jack on OSS,  Jussi Laako 
( claims that Jack on 
OSS drivers (MAudio Delta44) has better latency and performance than 
Jack on the ALSA drivers.

If you talk to the author of Jack, he would tell you not to program to
ALSA (or OSS) APIs and use his API.

Looks like if Jack is the hottest thing happening to audio on Linux then 
FreeBSD users already have access to Jack apps on FreeBSD.

best regards

Dev Mazumdar

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