The Polypaudio sound server

Jeremy C. Reed reed at
Thu Sep 9 18:54:06 EEST 2004

On Thu, 9 Sep 2004, Ryan Underwood wrote:

> Not to bash your comparison, but there is nothing inherently
> non-portable about the ALSA API.  In fact ALSA itself has been ported to
> OS/2, and QNX implements the ALSA API at the moment.  FreeBSD would have
> an ALSA port if it weren't for the GPL.

Where can I find any work on porting ALSA to FreeBSD?

I am curious because I have packaged alsa-lib and alsa-utils for NetBSD's
pkgsrc (in the work-in-progress collection), but only useful for Linux
now. (pkgsrc supports many operating systems.) I may be interested in
adding patches for *BSD support if available.

(By the way, the term "port" as commonly used by FreeBSD is for porting
third-party software to the FreeBSD ports collection, their
build-from-source system. The "ports" contains mostly GPL'd projects.  Of
course, GPL'd code should be kept away from FreeBSD's own native code.)

 Jeremy C. Reed

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