ALSA shim

Clemens Ladisch clemens at
Mon Jun 26 12:12:02 UTC 2006

Diane Bruce wrote:
> As part of the bsd hamradio cabal, we are looking at soundcard modem support.
> It seems the best ones use ALSA natively. Has anyone been working on a
> ALSA to OSS shim?

The alsa-plugins package includes a plugin that makes OSS PCM and mixer
devices available as ALSA devices.

Making alsa-lib and alsa-plugins compile on BSD shouldn't be too big a
problem (although I'm not aware of anybody ever trying).

> I'd really prefer to do a BSDL shim.

The ALSA library and the OSS plugin are LGPL.


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