<Sound Dev> Great work on the Java Sound API for Linux!

Nerius Landys nlandys at gmail.com
Sat Nov 7 14:37:59 PST 2009

> Do you mean that you can play sound with another non-Java applications in
> the same time? With Sun's JDK 1.6.0u16 i can't do it:
> What is a difference? Is Java Sound has been rewritten for Linux?

Yes, when using the OpenJDK 1.6, I can play sound from my Java app at
the same time that other audio apps are running, such as video games,
speech-dispatcher, Mumble, etc.  Furthermore, in OpenJDK, I can play 2
Clip objects simultaneously and it will mix them for me (presumably
using ALSA mix program).

On the other hand Sun's JDK does not do all of the above for me.

Thank you, OpenJDK.

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