[Openal-devel] SI Releases?
chris.kcat at gmail.com
Mon May 14 05:30:46 PDT 2007
What's the plan, if any, with regards to getting out releases for the Sample
Implementation? Openal.org lists the latest release as 0.0.8 even though it's
now 1.1 compliant in SVN (sans bugs, known and unknown). Funny enough even
the latest OSX OpenAL version is listed as 1.0, even though OSX ships with
Several open source projects that use OpenAL are dropping it, if they haven't
already, because there hasn't been a release of the SI in over a year (even
though it's been worked on, if slowly). Is there some "milestone" you want to
reach before making a release? Is it because openal.org is slow to update
that's it's not practical to get a release there? Or are you just too busy to
get a release out? Or some combination of the above?
If necessary, I can provide some web space. A suggestion's been brought up to
use sourceforge to host releases (and leave the repo where it is). Though
openal.sf.net is taken.. it has next to nothing there after 5 years (no
files, and less than 10 messages), so it should be possible for someone else
to get control of it by asking either the "owner" or SourceForge, if the
person doesn't want to handle it.
If you're too busy to handle making releases, I can always attempt to do it
myself, although I have no real experience with doing such. Most I could
really do is take snapshots, use it a bit, then give it a version number.
But with the work I have done, and the work I still plan to do, it would be a
real shame to have OpenAL abandoned by Linux (and FreeBSD and other) users
simply because no one's made releases. Especially with Creative planning to
release hardware OpenAL drivers for Linux later this year, it won't help to
have programs stop supporting it before then.
It could even spur more help by people if they see that it is still being
worked on. I honestly wonder how many people even know there's been work done
since 0.0.8, and that it could use more help.
Thoughts? Comments? Should I shut up?
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