Why can't i access /dev/dsp or /dev/snd on my XO
Victor.Lazzarini at nuim.ie
Sat Jan 19 14:52:36 EST 2008
Hmm, if there are problems with Csound and
MIDI (of which I am not aware), we need to fix
them. Can you provide an example?
----- Original Message -----
From: "Albert Cahalan" <acahalan at gmail.com>
To: "victor" <Victor.Lazzarini at nuim.ie>
Sent: Saturday, January 19, 2008 7:24 PM
Subject: Re: Why can't i access /dev/dsp or /dev/snd on my XO
> On Jan 19, 2008 3:40 AM, victor <Victor.Lazzarini at nuim.ie> wrote:
>> Hannu's opinions are just that: opinions. The fact is that Linux
>> audio developers have been using alsa much more than OSS.
> Hannu argues his points well. Do not discount him
> simply because he created OSS.
> Linux audio developers have not been using ALSA.
> They have been using ugly wrapper libraries to deal
> with the incompatible mess we've gotten into. Those
> libraries support OSS as well.
> There are far more OSS-only programs than ALSA-only
> programs. This is partly because writing a native ALSA
> program is overcomplicated, and partly because OSS is
> portable to *BSD and Solaris.
>> Are you saying that Csound is not appropriate for the XO?
> As a general audio system, yes. Csound may have some
> legitimate use on the XO. Shoving normal audio through
> Csound is bad. Using Csound to generate synthetic audio
> might be OK, though I note that Csound seems to have
> some incompatibilities with the MIDI standard. The XO
> should be able to function as both MIDI hardware roles,
> over both USB and IP. (the XO has one USB port that can
> act as a gadget-side device; MIDI has been standardized
> over both USB and IP)
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