Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 8th Jan 2008 22:28 UTC, submitted by BSDfan
Multimedia, AV "4Front Technologies is proud to announce the release of the source code to Open Sound System v4.0 under the BSD license for FreeBSD and other BSD compliant operating systems. OSS is a cross platform API that provides drivers for most consumer and professional audio devices for UNIX and POSIX based operating systems, including Linux. Owing to its open architecture, applications developed on one supporting operating system platform can be easily recompiled on any other platform. Open Sound System is also available for Linux under the GPLv2 license and OpenSolaris under the CDDL license. It is also available for commercial and proprietary operating systems under the 4Front commercial license."
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RE: Woohoo
by Quake on Thu 10th Jan 2008 07:59 UTC in reply to "Woohoo"
Quake
Member since:
2005-10-14

ALSA was a dream come true! OSS was so hard to configure, even to configure the 5.1 speaker config or something as simple as the Treble/Bass.

So I say, unless OSS changes, it's never going to be the default in Linux.

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RE[2]: Woohoo
by BSDfan on Thu 10th Jan 2008 16:23 in reply to "RE: Woohoo"
BSDfan Member since:
2007-03-14

Your post is irrelevant "Quake".

OSS is the de facto "Unix audio" standard.. most Unix systems either have their own OSS emulation layer, or a commercial licence from 4-front.

Now that it's BSD licenced, OSS emulation layers can be improved.. or even replaced with the actual 4-front code base.

Linux is the entity that always seems to break with tradition.. it's as if Linux developers don't think twice about "Cross-Unix" portability.

Idiots..

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RE[3]: Woohoo
by Janizary on Thu 10th Jan 2008 19:49 in reply to "RE[2]: Woohoo"
Janizary Member since:
2006-03-12

You operate under a false assumption, the assumption that Linux is in any way a Unix. It's not and is not trying to be, that's why it ignores all real conventions. The Unix-likeness of Linux was useful when Linux was trying to become popular, at the time it was Unix-enough and free, and that remains the case, but that doesn't mean it's trying to be Unix.

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RE[3]: Woohoo
by Quake on Fri 11th Jan 2008 19:44 in reply to "RE[2]: Woohoo"
Quake Member since:
2005-10-14

BSDfan, I'm talking from a customer point of view and my experience was better with Alsa than with OSS.

If OSS can be better at handling the simple sound configuration, good to them. But for now, Alsa has the lead.

Not everybody is technical.

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