[Jack-Devel] MacOS support

Thomas Brand tom at trellis.ch
Tue Apr 16 17:31:36 CEST 2019

On 2018-03-25 19:41, Josh de Kock wrote:
> On 2018/02/01 13:59, Stefan Hellkvist wrote:
>> Hi list,
>> (Sorry this question has already been discussed but the search 
>> function in the archive of the list does not work)
>> Is anyone working on the problem of getting Jack up and running on 
>> MacOS again? I installed Jack with brew but I get these “could not 
>> handle

> I looked at this a year or so ago, but ended up concluding that it was
> too much work (for someone who had little to gain from it other than
> just interest). I concluded in the case of JackOSX it would require an
> almost full rewrite of the Router for modern macOS APIs. I could
> probably look into it again, if someone could convince me :)

Hi Josh, a late reply to your mail -

yes, indeed we need a router for modern macOS APIs. It would allow to 
use (again) JackRouter as « Audio default device » to take full 
advantage of jackd.

For reference this was discussed before in this thread 

The "problem" with new Apple APIs for a router is described compact in

What's needed to convince you to have a look? It's not a simple task and 
eventually being able to compile it without a dependency on XCode 
environment would be a bonus. Are you still in the loop?


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