[Openal] Issues building OpenAL CVS (GNU/Linux)
ed at udel.edu
Thu Nov 24 19:54:03 PST 2005
On Wed, 23 Nov 2005, Garin Hiebert wrote:
> Obviously Creative would be fine with doing this for the Windows side (Dan or
> myself would probably take the task, and do new releases whenever we update
> public CVS), although I think the main demand for this is with Linux users
> where there isn't a binary installer available (or the available packaged
> version is ancient, so the user wants a manual upgrade).
Let's finish getting v1.1 into "acceptable" shape on Linux, and then I'll
help with making nightly builds available. I apologize that I haven't
been able to contribute to this end yet, but I still want to promote the
1.1 being completed for Linux... with some encouraging words if nothing
> With the new server setup, I should be able to set up a reasonably
> automated system for this, where the official packagers can dump their
> builds in a specific spot along with a description file, and then
> everything would get linked and referenced on the website properly.
I'm looking forward to a switch to SVN... we use it for our game project
and it's been very beneficial... especially for generating release builds
for our testers.
> I'd like to suggest that we start with a Linux package, and I'll manually
> find a place for it and update the website. Then I can work on automation
> with the idea that the new server setup will have things as automated as
All we need is for Sven (or someone else sufficiently motivated) to come
up with a "make package" that works acceptably, and then we can ask people
to make builds for each Linux flavor as needed. I know that there hasn't
been an overwhelming response to the pleas for some "Linux helpers", but
we can make do with what we have. Anyone who decides they want to get
involved can join in at any time.
Personally, I think the Linux build of OpenAL is of major importance...
every distribution should be including it the latest build...
Ed Phillips <ed at udel.edu> University of Delaware (302) 831-6082
Systems Programmer III, Network and Systems Services
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