[Openal] Linux deployment and OpenAL-Soft
CarstenFuchs at T-Online.de
Fri Apr 18 12:28:36 PDT 2008
we are currently augmenting the Ca3D-Engine (see http://www.ca3d-engine.de for details) by OpenAL as
the new and default sound system, keeping FMOD as an alternative and fall-back system.
Everything works very well with the OpenAL SDK on Windows, where I've decided to just ship the
OpenAL32.dll and wrap_oal.dll alongside the application executable in order to save the user from
the Windows "DLL not found" error message and the subsequently required "manual" activation of the
Well, I've been browsing the archives of this mailing-list for a while when I got aware of
OpenAL-Soft, which in turn made me wondering what the best approach is in order to get the SDK part
(header files) and implementation part on Linux.
Do I understand it right that OpenAL-Soft provides me with both the headers and (when compiled), all
the needed .so libraries, so that I don't need the "official" Linux files from
http://www.openal.org/downloads.html at all? Is there any advantage in using the "official" files
instead of OpenAL-Soft? Analogous to Windows, I'll likely want to ship the .so files as described in
the second half of the post at
I'd be very grateful for your advice.
Thank you very much,
and best regards,
Multi-Player, Multi-Platform, Real-Time 3D Action
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