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Postby angry_vincent » Wed Aug 10, 2011 4:09 am

mercurial repository is still tagged as build 2004 (build 2005 available), will we see update any time soon?
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Re: mercurial repository

Postby igorzwx » Wed Aug 10, 2011 12:02 pm

angry_vincent wrote:mercurial repository is still tagged as build 2004 (build 2005 available), will we see update any time soon?


Do you mean OSS v5.0?
http://4front-tech.com/hannublog/?p=36
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Re: mercurial repository

Postby angry_vincent » Wed Aug 10, 2011 3:16 pm

nope :D
I hope you noticed that one?
viewtopic.php?f=19&t=4391
And mercurial repository is still the 2004 build
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Re: mercurial repository

Postby igorzwx » Wed Aug 10, 2011 3:28 pm

angry_vincent wrote:nope :D
I hope you noticed that one?
http://www.4front-tech.com/forum/viewto ... =19&t=4391
And mercurial repository is still the 2004 build


Strange... Is it "closed source"?

There was an "upgrade" of the Arch package a few days ago:
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$ pacman -Qi oss
Name           : oss
Version        : 4.2_2004-2
URL            : http://developer.opensound.com/
Licenses       : GPL2

Just updated ABS, but "oss" is still "pkgver=4.2_2004":
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# $Id: PKGBUILD 53275 2011-08-02 16:11:02Z bluewind $
# Maintainer: Florian Pritz <bluewind@xinu.at>
# Contributor: Paulo Matias <matiasΘarchlinux-br·org>
# Contributor: Daniel J Griffiths <ghost1227@archlinux.us>

pkgname=oss
pkgver=4.2_2004
pkgrel=2
pkgdesc="Open Sound System UNIX audio architecture"
arch=('i686' 'x86_64')
url="http://developer.opensound.com/"
license=('GPL2')


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$ makepkg -g
==> Retrieving Sources...
  -> Downloading oss-v4.2-build2005-src-gpl.tar.bz2...
--2011-08-10 18:20:06--  http://www.4front-tech.com/developer/sources/stable/gpl/oss-v4.2-build2005-src-gpl.tar.bz2
Resolving www.4front-tech.com... 64.150.183.243
Connecting to www.4front-tech.com|64.150.183.243|:80... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 404 Not Found
2011-08-10 18:20:10 ERROR 404: Not Found.

==> ERROR: Failure while downloading oss-v4.2-build2005-src-gpl.tar.bz2
    Aborting...

However, the "closed source" oss-linux-v4.2-2005-i686.tar.bz2 is available:
Click here to download OSS for linux_26_x86_tar
http://www.4front-tech.com/release/oss- ... 86.tar.bz2
Please look here for installation instructions.
http://www.opensound.com/release/oss-install.pdf

Installation Steps:
TAR package:
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cd /
tar –jxvf oss-linux-v4.0-123-
i386.tar.bz2
sh /usr/lib/oss/build/install.sh

2. You will have to reboot the system if OSS replaced any driver previously detected.
3. To test that the audio package is correctly installed type: osstest and you should hear the test sounds on the front left, right and both speakers. Now log out of the console session

Uninstallation Steps:
• TAR Package:
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sh /usr/lib/oss/scripts/removeoss.sh

2. To restore any original audio driver confi
gured prior to OSS you will need to use
your distribution’s audio device
configurator. Log out and log back in.

That oss-linux-v4.2-2005-i686.tar.bz2 is a compiled "closed source" version (/usr + /etc ) which can be easily re-packed into an Arch Linux package.
The prebuilt packages available for download on this page are licensed under the 4Front Commercial License. These packages contain drivers which are not licensed under the various Open Source license. http://www.opensound.com/download.cgi

It is necessary to make this clear, because Ubuntu users tend to believe that "tar.bz2" means "source code". They simply installed this package with install.sh script and believe that they compiled OSS4 from "source".
This particular "closed source" OSS4 seems to be licensed for about 6 months. It should stop to work when the licence is expired.
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