[openal] Some questions...

Chris Robinson chris.kcat at gmail.com
Fri Feb 28 00:57:49 EST 2014

On 02/27/2014 07:32 PM, Mark Sibly wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm considering using OpenAL soft in my project and have a few questions:
> * Is it still strictly LGPL?
> * Is it usable on Android?
> * What version should I use? The github repos seems to be much more recent
> than the 'release' package.

It is LGPL-only for the time being. I do want to have the option to be a 
bit more permissive at least for embedded systems, though I still need 
to get in touch with someone at Creative about that.

It is usable on Android, yes, with the OpenSL backend.

Generally the latest release is the best one to go for. However, the 
Android/OpenSL backend and the mmdevapi (Windows) backend have had 
somewhat recent patches that fix some fairly serious bugs that can 
affect some users/apps. So for those systems, it may be a good idea to 
use a recent git version.

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