Re: Transition from openal (SI) to openal-soft library
On Tuesday 06 May 2008 4:38:43 am Paul Wise wrote:
> On Tue, May 6, 2008 at 12:35 AM, Andres Mejia <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > 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.
> Just committed a fix to upstream chromium that should let it be built
> with either OpenAL SI or OpenAL Soft - basically check if
> ALC_CHAN_CD_LOKI is defined and only use it if it is.
Thanks. Do you also want to help with boson? Here's the reply I received from
On Monday 05 May 2008 1:36:35 pm Chris Robinson wrote:
> On Monday 05 May 2008 10:16:35 am you wrote:
> > Hello,
> > Just so you know, openal-soft packages are being worked on for Debian.
> > I'm waiting for someone to upload the openal-soft packages to the
> > archive. You can try them out yourself if you like.
> Cool. :) I'm not sure that I can try them out since I don't have
> Debian/dget (I'm using Gentoo).
> > One problem (and the only problem) I can report now is with the game
> > boson. With the openal-soft library, there's no sound. I'm working on the
> > sound issue myself, but maybe you could help as well. I've attached a log
> > of the errors I receive.
> Hmm, it's kind of hard to tell without seeing the OpenAL calls. But if I
> had to guess, I think perhaps it's trying to buffer Vorbis data directly.
> Unfortunately, this won't work because OpenAL Soft doesn't support the
> AL_EXT_vorbis extension. If it's indeed trying to load the Vorbis data
> directly, it will need to be modified so it can decode it manually (using
> libvorbisfile or some-such) before buffering it as PCM data.