Subject: Re: Audio SunOS compatibility
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Greg Earle <earle@isolar.Tujunga.CA.US>
Date: 10/16/1997 07:02:34
>> Yes, indeed.
>> ... and exactly why did we try to do our own format again?
> Don't ask me. It happened before my time. All I did was to make
> it a little more incompatible :-)
Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't the reason why it's SunOS-compatible
is because it grew out of the 4.4BSD work that the LBL guys did, especially
w.r.t. their 4.4BSD-on-SPARC work? I suspect if someone asked Chris Torek
or Van Jacobsen or Craig Leres they would confirm ...
All I know is that the SunOS compatibility made it *very* easy for me to
port the then-extant MBONE apps to NetBSD on the SPARC, modulo a couple of
problems with there not being a "/dev/audioctl" at the time ...