Question about OpenAL

Dennis Schridde dennisschridde at
Thu Mar 29 11:25:24 CDT 2007

Am Donnerstag, 29. März 2007 schrieb Mike Schaadt:
> Is there any interest in adding OpenAL to Wine?  I would imagine it's
> relatively simple to implement the OpenAL dll that would be a simple
> wrap around the Linux OpenAL library assuming they have the same
> functionality(from what I know of OpenAL, they should).
> It's not a very common library, but if we could implement it on top of
> the local implementation, that would mean that programs that use it
> would be using local devices without having to go through the
> DirectSound library.
> I'm not talking about using OpenAL as an audio driver, but an
> implementation of the OpenAL library for Wine that would use the local
> version of OpenAL.  I tried looking around, and the only thing I found
> was talk about the OpenAL driver, and also brief requests for an
> OpenAL dll, but I didn't see anything official.
> Any thoughts on if this is something that would be beneficial to add?
See this link for to the associated bug:

There is also a link to the discussion of a patch.
I don't know how this progressed, though.

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