Prospects of an OpenAL audio driver...

Eric Pouech eric.pouech at
Sun Jun 4 02:45:32 CDT 2006

> The reason for using OpenAL is for platforms that dont have 
> alsa/oss/esd/... support
> For one it gives a chance to test audio on windows for example -- and 
> on mac osx (although the winecoreaudio driver is making great progress).

planning to use OpenAL for portability reasons is a bad idea IMO:
- it won't support the mapping required by dsound (unless we decide to 
drop the HW support)
- OpenAL is overkill (in terms of API) for  portability (PortAudio would 
be better IMO)
- OpenAL doesn't support recording AFAICT


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