[Mono-devel-list] alsa# ?

Brian Redfern bredfern at calarts.edu
Thu Jun 26 00:32:01 EDT 2003

That's good, then I can just create a seperate alsa# project similar to
the gtk# project, so for those who want to have an easier route than
straight c to write alsa applications can then use winforms or gtk# with
the alsa# bindings.

On 25 Jun 2003, Peter Williams wrote:

> Hi Brian,
> On Wed, 2003-06-25 at 22:17, Brian Redfern wrote:
> > Although I know that we now have a C# interface to the SDL library, what
> > I'd like to be able to create alsa/gtk# programs, like a c# based midi
> > sequencer. From what I've seen one can write a directx c# program under
> > windows, I know the performance of mono is slower than a compiled c
> > program, but by the same token mono seems faster to me than java, while
> > the tritonus project has produced java bindings to alsa. I'm just
> > wondering whether trying to create an alsa# is a bad idea, or against the
> > philosophy of mono (where cross platform capability is very important).
> Not like my opinion particularly matters, but it's fine. One of the
> things that makes C# so good is that it's really easy to bind it to
> other languages; assuming the ALSA API is not too large or weird I bet
> you could easily get something working in a night.
> Now, I doubt anyone in charge would want to distribute it as part of
> Mono's core, since it would be platform-dependent and pretty
> specialized, but bindings are always good to have.
> Peter
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