Subject: Re: Audio now supported on Interix
To: None <>
From: Julio M. Merino Vidal <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 10/12/2004 10:11:23
Humm... should we add this kind of news to  I mean, non-trivial
stuff, such as things different than additions/updates of packages.


On Mon, 11 Oct 2004 20:27:47 -0400 (EDT)
Todd Vierling <> wrote:

> If you've beaten your head in after realizing that there is no such beast as
> /dev/audio in Interix....
> I've added support to pkgsrc that enables audio output from Interix apps,
> via a specially configured client/server install of esound.  As of today,
> audio/esound will now build and install the client library and tools fine,
> but with an "esd" daemon that doesn't work due to lack of output devices.
> I've added a special package emulators/cygwin_esd (and its dependency
> emulators/cygwin_lib) which will install a stripped-down Cygwin base and
> "esd" daemon.  Included in emulators/cygwin_esd is a rc.d script to start up
> (and shut down, if pkgtools/rc.subr is installed) the sound server.
> I haven't yet fixed audio/arts, but I'm working on that now.  It will
> require that arts be built and installed under Interix with esound as an
> output device.  (Might sound ugly at first, but this is precisely how KDE
> can coexist with GNOME.  :)
> Stay tuned; more to come!
> -- 
> -- Todd Vierling <> <>

Julio M. Merino Vidal <>
The NetBSD Project -