[linux-audio-dev] Open Sound System v4.0 released

Hannu Savolainen hannu at opensound.com
Fri Mar 16 06:13:33 EDT 2007


Bengt Gördén kirjoitti:
> fredag 16 mars 2007 09:05 skrev Stéphane Letz:
>   
>>> o Advanced Linux Sound Architecture (ALSA) Library emulation
>>> support so that popular ALSA apps
>>>   (the ones that use the ALSA library interface) can run on Open
>>> Sound System.
>>>       
>> And ALSA emulating OSS API.... ))-: there is definitively something
>> wrong on this system....
>>     
Definitely.
> Might have something to do with this.
>
> http://www.4front-tech.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1887
>   
Yes and no. The emulation mentioned in the announcement is a library 
(libsalsa) that emulates a subset of ALSA-lib.

The Cuckoo project announced on the above link is kernel based and not 
emulation. It makes the low level drivers of OSS to look like native 
ALSA drivers to the snd/snd-pcm modules (probably the same could be made 
in the opposite direction too). Cuckoo (sources) is shipped with OSS v4 
but it doesn't get loaded by default.

We are actually looking for volunteer maintainers both for libsalsa and 
Cuckoo (emulating ALSA is not our key business and our resources are 
limited). If you are interested then please contact me.

Btw, there is some info available for developers that was not mentioned 
in the original announcement:

o http://developer.opensound.com/oss4white.pdf is a white paper about 
changes in OSS v4 for application programmers.
o http://manuals.opensound.com/developer/ contains the OSS v4 
Programmer's Manual.
o There is a new oss-devel mailing list for OSS developers. See 
http://mailman.opensound.com/mailman/listinfo/oss-devel for more info.

Best regards,

Hannu

Best regards,

Hannu


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