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Alexander at Leidinger.net
Thu Jun 2 00:56:21 PDT 2005
4Front Technologies <dev at opensound.com> wrote:
> Scott Long wrote:
>> Actually,having an enabling API that is tied to the OS like SALSA seems
>> to be is a very good thing to have in the base system. Why drive the
>> ports team nuts with it breaking at the drop of a hat every time someone
>> tweaks the kernel sources?
SALSA is a ALSA<->OSS converter. So beneath the supporting functions
mentioned below, there should be not much need to change the API/ABI.
>> I'm highly in favor of enabling technologies like this. It makes
>> everyone's lives easier.
> Anyway, the source is available for SALSA (based on ALSA 1.0.7) and it's
> probably already incompatible with ALSA 1.0.9 released a couple of days
> ago. 4Front doesn't have the bandwidth to keep tracking ALSA every day
And this looks to me like having it in the ports collection allows more easy
updates. I compare this to what we did with perl.
> of the week to see what changed (we got hopelessly out of sync in just
> one week when we tried developing a shim module - see the cuckoo
> project at: http://www.opensound.com/cuckoo.html
> There will be some changes needed in the freebsd drivers for the SALSA
> libs to work and don't worry it's nothing too difficult - mainly just
> some bookeeping functions.
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