Squeak... No Sound
cgreuter at calum.csclub.uwaterloo.ca
Fri Jan 23 20:45:23 UTC 1998
> > I don't seem to be very lucky with Squeak 1.3, on both Windows 95
> > (several ones) and Linux.
> The Unix ports don't support sound at all. There are so many different
> ways of doing it on Unix boxes that implementing it would be a nightmare.
> I once tried to do it using NetAudio, but after failing to make the
> server run reliably on Linux (and seeing similar reports all over the
> relevant newgroups) I gave up.
I took a look at the Abuse sound server yesterday. This is a simple
program that plays sounds in the background by means of shared memory
and a pipe. It's not very elegant but it _is_ asychronous and does
work on a number of Unix platforms (including Linux). Source for
Abuse is available off of http://www.crack.com.
> If anyone wants to volunteer to implement _portable_ sound for Unix,
> please press the "reply" button now... ;)
If linux sound doesn't happen soon, I may well try to do something to
fix it, but I don't have the time or expertise (with audio) to do it,
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