> -----Original Message-----
> From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:flightgear-devel-
> [EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Jon S Berndt
> Sent: 22 July 2004 23:04
> To: FlightGear developers discussions
> Subject: Re: [Flightgear-devel] Latest OpenAL for new build?
> On Thu, 22 Jul 2004 12:36:40 -0700
>   John Wojnaroski <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> >Curtis L. Olson wrote:
> >
> >>John Wojnaroski wrote:
> >>
> >>>Trying a build of the latest pre-0.9.5 release...
> >>>
> >>>SimGear compile fails on sample_openal implicit declaration of
> >>>alGetsourcei(...) and alutLoadWAVFile()
> >>>
> >>>Searched the include files for AL and there is an alGetsourceiv() and
> >>>alGetSourcefv() but the above functions are missing.
> >>>
> >>>Running the stable version of debian  (woody) and libopenal-dev 2.3
> >>>package from stable release. Searched thru the other testing and
> >>>unstable directories with zero results...
> >>>
> >>>Does SimGear/FG require the latest versions from their OpenAL
> >>>website?
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>Probably yes, try grabbing the latest version from CVS.  I was
> >>surprised
> >>to find that OpenAL has no official version number releases.  You
> >>have
> >>to get the source via CVS if you get it from their site.  And, they
> >>seem
> >>to be ok with making some API changes over time.  And even stranger,
> >>they have a different API variant for MacOS.  These are the
> >>annoyances
> >>we have to deal with when using OpenAL.
> >>
> >>Curt.
> >>
> >
> >
> >Grabbed the latest CVS download from the OpenAl website and did a
> >build and install. Things look okay.. Back to simgear
> There is no "process" like this for CygWin users, right? We have to
> use the pre-packaged tar file that exists somewhere on the net (I
> can't recall where it is). Have any CygWin users besides me, some
> months ago) tried to check out the latest OpenAL from CVS and
> compiling? Any time SimGear/FlightGear take advantage of new features
> added to OpenAL, CygWin users are going to have a problem, until
> OpenAL supports CygWin "out of the box".

Right now we are relying on Norman Vine's OpenAL files. We must just hope
that Norman can find the tme to update when and if required. No sign yet of
Cygwin recognizing OpenAL.

Not a good situation.


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