[linux-audio-dev] OSC, mDNS and LASH: a good combo?

Dave Robillard drobilla at connect.carleton.ca
Wed Mar 2 15:32:21 UTC 2005

On Tue, 2005-01-03 at 11:26 +0100, Frank Barknecht wrote:
> Hallo,
> Dave Robillard hat gesagt: // Dave Robillard wrote:
> > The nice thing about this system (thanks largely to Steve) is that it
> > will also work with non-liblo clients, and so could become an OSC
> > 'standard' if it catches on.  At the very least it will promote OSC to
> > the same level of modularity that MIDI and Jack have, as far as linux
> > audio systems are concerned.  Plus, since everything is network
> > transparent, programs run on other machines on the network will
> > automatically register their (er) "ports", so could magically appear in
> > other machine's patch bays - very cool.
> I wonder how to handle broadcast OSC messages in that context? They
> are an important possibility in OSC when playing together with lots of
> machine: One is sending to and everyone receives
> data there. 
> Ciao

Nothing at all forces a client to use the thing - that's very important!
Whatever works now will always work, this stuff is 100% optional in
every way - liblo clients can, of course, still send and receive to
whatever address they please.

But anyway, the patch bay app I envision will allow setting arbitrary
addresses without needing an application to claim them anyway.  Picture
an "add port" button in osc-patch-bay that allows you to type in an
arbitrary address to define a 'destination' - normal, broadcast,


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