Media Kit Audio Backend Support

• Feb 13, 2016 - 04:32
Type
Functional
Severity
S5 - Suggestion
Status
PR created
Regression
No
Workaround
No
Project

Hello, this would be a big feature request but if possible could someone implement the Haiku operating system's MediaKit as a new audio backend. This would be great for Haiku which it's goal is to be a multimedia os and MuseScore would be a new program for it.
Here are some references:
https://api.haiku-os.org
https://www.haiku-os.org/development
https://www.haiku-os.org/legacy-docs/bebook/


Comments

MuseScore uses Portaudio to talk to audio backends on Mac and Windows, and optionally on Linux. Portaudio is an abstraction library that connect to existing audio backend, like Media Kit.
Apparently there is a portaudio port for BeOS in alpha http://www.portaudio.com/status.html

If Portaudio would work on Haiku, it would make it a lot easier for MuseScore and other audio software using portaudio to be ported on Haiku.

So I would encourage you to ask the Haiku devs for a portaudio port.

Thanks for the response, though the beos implementation was for the older portaudio v18 and has been completely dropped in v19. I could check with haiku developers for a new backend of portaudio. Though as a question, does MuseScore use portaudio v18 or v19