[LAD] Jack port alias names

Paul Davis paul at linuxaudiosystems.com
Mon Feb 22 23:06:55 UTC 2010

On Mon, Feb 22, 2010 at 5:59 PM, Gabriel M. Beddingfield
<gabrbedd at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Mon, 22 Feb 2010, Arnold Krille wrote:
>> But why is your app giving midi-ports both for jack and
>> alsa at the same time?
> Why not?  I think that doing this actually serves users
> better, especially since JACK MIDI adoption is still on the
> up-swing.

1) it makes the app quite a bit more complex
2) it introduces yet another name mapping scheme from ALSA<->JACK
3) its a job best left for specialized clients like a2jmidid
4) it makes it harder to write an app that can be used with or without JACK

shall i go on? :)

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