[LAD] Jack port alias names

Paul Davis paul at linuxaudiosystems.com
Mon Feb 22 20:38:25 UTC 2010

On Mon, Feb 22, 2010 at 3:24 PM, Tim E. Real <termtech at rogers.com> wrote:
> On February 22, 2010 02:56:50 pm Paul wrote:
>> On Mon, Feb 22, 2010 at 2:27 PM, Tim E. Real <termtech at rogers.com> wrote:
>> > Good day...
>> >
>> > Just coming to grips working with and learning the alias system...
>> >
>> > Under what conditions might a Jack port not have any alias names?
>> > When might I expect to encounter that situation?
>> You should never assume the existence of any aliases.
> Back to the drawing board. I thought that was the exception not the rule.
> So there's no way to tell if a Jack system port actually belongs to (our own)
>  ALSA client?

there's currently no established mapping from JACK MIDI port names to
ALSA client identifiers. Given that *any* client can create ports that
represent such a mapping, and can name them as it wishes, it would be
unwise to rely on any such mapping.

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