[Portaudio] stable candidate 20110317
hramrach at centrum.cz
Thu Mar 17 20:17:02 EDT 2011
On 18 March 2011 00:43, Bjorn Roche <bjorn at xowave.com> wrote:
> On Mar 17, 2011, at 6:41 PM, Michal Suchanek wrote:
>> On 17 March 2011 20:01, Phil Burk <pburk at mobileer.com> wrote:
>>> I grabbed last nights snapshot and posted it as a "release candidate" for
>>> our stable snapshot.
>>> If no one finds any show stoppers then we can make this the SS2 release.
>> Maybe you missed the previous discussion.
>> I have no ALSA device on my system because I replaced the ALSA modules
>> with OSS modules.
>> Supposedly it is known that on such system PortAudio does not work
>> because it tries to open ALSA devices only.
>> For me that is definitely a showstopper but others on this list find
>> it weird that I expect PortAudio applications to work on such system
>> without specific support of each application for running on such
>> system. I don't think this is too much to expect since about half
>> dozen of audio IO libraries support just that. Either the driver is
>> autodetected or the default driver can be configured by a
>> configuration file or environment variable without rebuilding the
>> library or the application.
> While I appreciate your input, Michael, the goal of this release is something that (perhaps I am paraphrasing) is at least as stable as the last release. Assuming we agree your issue is a bug, which we haven't, this release is at least that stable.
OK, thanks for your time explaining that you want PortAudio as it is
and not PortAudio that would also work for me.
As I see it PortAudio is not suitable for my environment of a
prepackaged distribution. A prepackaged distribution allows you to try
several solutions quickly and also quickly trash those that did not
work. It also maintains the packages built with the same options for
multiple architectures requiring little effort to instantiate the same
setup across multiple systems.
PortAudio does not work for me and as alternative solutions exist and
the PortAudio community appears hostile towards making it work I am
not willing to take the burden of maintaining the package for multiple
architectures on myself and so I trash it.
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