Transition from openal (SI) to openal-soft library
Before I write to all the package maintainers for packages that use openal, I
would like to see openal-soft get uploaded to the archive.
The openal upstream are well aware of the OpenAL Soft library. In fact, the
openal upstream have virtually considered the SI deprecated and recommend the
OpenAL Soft library in favor of the SI. Here are some links.
Here's is the package at mentors.debian.net.