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Re: Native sound system
On Tue, Apr 3, 2018 at 6:28 AM Sid <sid%bsdmail.com@localhost> wrote:
> OSS version 4 from http://developer.opensound.com/ is supposed to allow
multiple sound applications to play simultaneously, and it has improvements
over previous and forked versions. For the most part, it has a BSD license.
NetBSD has an in-kernel audio mixer that allows multiple audio sources to
play at the same time. I think it might only be in 8-BETA or -current
> There is also sndio, http://www.sndio.org/, from OpenBSD, which can
handle MIDI frontends to a sound server (or directly to the hardware).
Are people still using MIDI?
> It would be nice to see the newest version of OSS put into NetBSD, with
layers of sndio to bridge MIDI and API's to OSSv4.
> Also, across all BSD's, there is not a simple drop-in BSD replacement of
libcanberra, to act as an API from certain applications to OSS or sndio.
But there is libcanberra itself? Also libao has a native "sunaudio" driver
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