Subject: Re: [ecasound] Cygwin?
From: Kai Vehmanen (kai.vehmanen_AT_wakkanet.fi)
Date: Fri Feb 14 2003 - 16:15:46 EET
On Fri, 14 Feb 2003, smoerk wrote:
> good news, i would like to test it. now we need only VST and ASIO
> support for ecasound ;-)
An unofficial tarball is at:
There's one bug in ecatools/ecasignalview.cpp (replace nnurses.h with
ncurses.h), but otherwise it compiles out-of-the-box and even the test
suites all pass (run 'make check' at the top-level).
It works suprisingly well. The cygwin guys have done a remarkable job. I
mean, even complex stuff like signal handling, the multithreaded disk i/o
subsystem, ncurses, readline and even the network stuff seems to work fine
on a win2000 machine with cygwin-1.3.20. And oh yes, also the standalone
ECI stuff work. I can listen to mp3 with ecaplay just fine (although the
cpu-load is a bit high for some reason). On an old win98 box running
ecasound+mpg123 caused strange crashes, but that's to be expected. :)
> (is there a similar thing like jack in windows? i only know of rewire, but it's not an open standard).
I'm pretty sure there is not. JACK is quite a unique package.
PS I actually implemented VST support for ecasound already a few
years ago, but due to licensing issues I couldn't distribute it.
PPS Making a winmm or ASIO driver for ecasound is certainly possible.
I don't have the sufficient knowledge to do it, but I'm willing
to help if someone wants to try this.
-- http://www.eca.cx Audio software for Linux!
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