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Re: Bug#362590: FTBFS on m68k

On Mon, 2006-04-17 at 16:07 +0200, Reinhard Tartler wrote:
> I currently cannot imagine that there is any use for openal/freealut 
> and reverse depending packages on m68k machines. While I assume that 
> there are soundcards for m86k, which can produce stereo sound, 

Indeed, AFAIK, most m68k machines out there can do that out of the box.

> I'd like to hear if somebody knows about multi-channel soundscards, which 
> would/could work.

I'm not sure that's really all that important? I've never used any such
card, but OpenAL has been working nicely for me on powerpc, amd64 and
i386. I suspect the real questions are

      * Do m68k machines typically have enough horse power for OpenAL to
        reasonably mix the stereo stream?
      * Do m68k machines typically meet the other requirements of games
        that use OpenAL? In particular, most if not all of them seem to
        require 3D acceleration.

Earthling Michel Dänzer      |     Debian (powerpc), X and DRI developer
Libre software enthusiast    |   http://svcs.affero.net/rm.php?r=daenzer

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