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Re: rawhide report: 20090303 changes



On Tue, Mar 3, 2009 at 7:27 PM, Kevin Kofler wrote:
> Rawhide Report wrote:
>> New package rtaudio
>>         Real-time Audio I/O Library
>
> This package appears not to support PulseAudio. I'm seeing things like this
> in its ALSA code:
>> while ( card >= 0 ) {
>>   sprintf( name, "hw:%d", card );
> (where card is an integer).
>
> There's also this nonsense comment:
>> ALSA doesn't provide default devices so we'll use the first available one.
> That's nonsense, there's a "default" device which apps are supposed to use
> by default.
>
> Why do sound libraries which don't work with Fedora's default sound system
> even pass review? And can someone please fix this? (Making this use
> the "default" device by default would go a long way towards fixing this,
> but of course it should also get tested because there might be other broken
> assumptions lurking.)
>
>        Kevin Kofler
>

The default device issue is pointed to upstream already:
   https://sourceforge.net/tracker/index.php?func=detail&aid=1915372&group_id=162430&atid=823755
I don't know why the author thinks that ALSA doesn't provide a default device.

Anyway, the contents of this package was already in Fedora for a long
while. It was an embedded library inside the "libzzub" package (which
is now renamed to "armstrong"). It works.

I just wanted to separate it (along with other statically linked
libraries like portmidi, libsndfile, rubberband, zlib...) from
"armstrong" .

To test rtaudio, you can use the sequencer called "aldrin" that is in
Fedora, or if you want to use the latest version, please follow:
   https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=487639

The fact that a software doesn't use pulseaudio is definitely an
"advantage", in my opinion. My experience says: Less pulseaudio less
trouble.

Orcan


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