[vlc-devel] BSD ports (was Re: [RFC] SDL audio output)

Rémi Denis-Courmont remi at remlab.net
Fri Jul 29 15:54:01 CEST 2011

On Fri, 29 Jul 2011 15:19:52 +0200, Jean-Baptiste Kempf <jb at videolan.org>
> On BSD, what do they use usually?

* OpenBSD is stuck at VLC 1.0.6 (with a large set of patches):

SDL is used.
JACK is optional.
OSS and PulseAudio are absent.

* NetBSD has VLC 1.1.10:

Their port is not so easy to follow because it is not tied to the NetBSD
kernel. In fact, they seem to carry patches for Linux builds!
OSS is present.
SDL, PulseAudio and JACK are absent.

* DragonFly BSD uses NetBSD ports.

* FreeBSD carries an up-to-date VLC 1.1.11:

OSS is present.
SDL is enabled by default but optional.
PulseAudio and JACK are optional.

* Desktop BSD uses FreeBSD ports.

* PC-BSD packages binaries of the FreeBSD 7.2 ports:
Their settings seem to be antiquated as they mention EsoundD.

Rémi Denis-Courmont

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