On Wed, 2007-01-10 at 15:30 +0100, Hans de Goede wrote:
Callum Lerwick wrote:
> On Mon, 2007-01-08 at 20:39 +0300, Peter Lemenkov wrote:
>> 2007/1/8, Callum Lerwick <seg(a)haxxed.com>:
>>> Way sooner than I ever imagined, the Second Life client has been
>>> released under GPLv2 license. Though it has the usual "still needs
>>> proprietary third party libs" strings attached. Namely fmod.
>> AFAIK it's the only closed-source lib there. But I've seen mentions
>> about CDDL-licensed matherial (FC-folks afraid of that license). Bad
>> news that there isn't a PowerPC-variant of that blob.
> Okay, turns out you can build without fmod, you just don't get sound. SL
> also makes extensive use of JPEG2000 for texture compression, using a
> proprietary lib. It can be built against OpenJPEG, but supposedly its
> performance is rather bad.
> So, we should be able to get SL into Fedora, though it will be rather
> suboptimal until fmod is replaced with, say, OpenAL, and OpenJPEG gets
Replacing fmod with openAL seems strange, SDL_mixer or mikmod would be
much better choices as they are modtrackers too. This shouldn't be too hard.
Both Squeak and Croquet use openal. I beleive that squeak is part of the
secondlife server base. Ric
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