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Re: [Qemu-devel] [PATCH 4/4] [RfC] audio: probe audio drivers by default

From: Brad Smith
Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] [PATCH 4/4] [RfC] audio: probe audio drivers by default
Date: Wed, 23 Jan 2019 09:54:13 -0500
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On 1/23/2019 8:59 AM, Gerd Hoffmann wrote:


What is the native sound interface for openbsd btw?  oss doesn't
compile (missing sys/soundcard.h header).
OpenBSD uses sndio, a similar audio daemon to pulseaudio and it's
enforced for all [well integrated] audio applications.
Hmm.  Yet another audio daemon.  /me wonders why people keep reinventing
the wheel.

The wheel wouldn't be reinvented if there were viable options. There were none.

SDL is an optional intermediate layer kept for practical/compatibility
purposes, but all software shall use sndio natively.
Is pulseaudio supported?  The package is at least in the package
collection.  If so, then we can choose between pulse and sdl as middle
man, due to the lack of a sndio backend.  Which of the two should be

Very much SDL. PulseAudio is avoided like the plague.

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